Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning. Wubi will be discontinued as of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). Please, consider using a regular install.

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How to open wubi's .disk files under windows?

Wubi has created one big file with whole ubuntu installation root.disk - there are some files I have left on my linux partition that I would like to access from windows partition, Is there any way to ...
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Downloaded ubuntu from this site but it is not an ISO file. How to make it bootable?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Desktop (64-bit) using bit torrent link given on this site http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads , but when i unzipped it, there was no iso file in it. ...
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Cannot Install/Select Ubuntu

Dear Ubuntu Community, I have a problem with installing/using Ubuntu on my Windows 10 Machine "Lenovo Z50" Laptop. I have tried to install Ubuntu by booting from USB and DVD, however that was not ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on ...
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Cant find wubi.exe in my files [duplicate]

I downloaded all the files that came along the iso of ubuntu 15.10 provided on the ubuntu website. But when i copied them to a usb, it shows no signs of the 15.10 installer. PLSSSS help!!!
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Installing lubuntu 14.04 alternate with wubi

I have an old laptop with 256 MB RAM with windows XP. It doesn't have a working cd/dvd rom and the BIOS does not allow to boot from usb. Is there a way to install lubuntu 14.04(alternate version) ...
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Installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7 without internet connection [offline mode]

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04-amd64.iso and created a bootable USB. I tried installing it (by running wubi.exe in Windows). But the installer started downloading ubuntu-12.04.2-wubi-amd64.tar.xz (524 ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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Log in problems Ubuntu 13.04/ Installed through windows 10 by using wubi.exe [on hold]

I have Installed Ubuntu 13.04 in windows 10 by using wubi.exe. The install went fine with no issues. The box pops up asking to install and what I want my user name and password to be. I enter the ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives? [duplicate]

I used to be an Ubuntu user a long time ago but went back to Windows because it didn't satisfy my needs yet. But back then I used Wubi to install Ubuntu because when I tried to install it myself, I ...
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Cannot boot UBUNTU installation media

I am suddenly having this issue with 14.04 and 15.10 both x86 and x64 ISO files. At first I thought I was creating the boot media incorrectly, but I just tested the ISO file on a VM and got the exact ...
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extending wubi installed ubuntu size

I installed ubuntu using wubi. Now I want to extend ubuntu's size. Executed the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero bs=1MiB of=/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk conv=notrunc oflag=append count=2048 ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Wubi Error For Uuntu

I wanted to install Ubuntu through Wubi but I get and error. Here's my log: Wubi Log
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Can I install Wubi on Windows 10?

I have installed Windows 10 and now I want to install Wubi... Is it possible?
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ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

So I downloaded the iso : ubuntu- 14.04.3 -desktop- amd64 in order to burn it to a USB key to this I used the pendrive which allows me to burn the iso on my key . After that I opened the app Wubi to ...
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Wubi: “global name 'sig' is not defined”

I am trying to install Kubuntu 14.04 x64 using the Wubi provided in the ISO file mounted using Daemon Tools, from Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. I'm getting this error message: when I am at the ...
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Can't install application [duplicate]

When I try to install any version of Wubi,appears message which asks me to Burn DVD E. And no choice to change it,or reject. Regards, M.Shahbazov
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.03 blank screen on install (Nvidia 970 Graphics Card)

When installing Ubuntu 14.04.03 alongside Windows 10 using wubi the installer seems to start, but never displays anything on the screen. This is the hardware I am trying to install it on ...
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Ubuntu for Acer netbooks?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Acer netbook. But I've had problems with the new version. The problem is with the cpu or something like this. Is there an Ubuntu version for netbooks? What can I do? ...
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Aborted Ubuntu installation

I have aborted an Ubuntu installation. Now the label and icon of one of my disk drive is changed to Install Ubuntu (C:) I tried to rename it manually but i failed. Can it be fixed ?
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How do I know if I am running Wubi or a proper dual-boot?

I tried to setup a "proper" Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot system, by installing Ubuntu from a USB key. However, I simply could not get the laptop to boot off the USB despite the fact that I made the ...
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Wubi and Edubuntu?

I want to install Edubuntu on a kindergarten computer, but I don't want to destroy the existing WinXP installation. The computer does not have Internet access so I can't download anything - it has to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Startup USB does not contain wubi and cannot boot in Windows [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 and created a startup disk with two different programs (xboot and pendrive...) The result in both cases is a startup disk that cannot start up/boot in Windows. And no .exe ...
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Formatting the loopback device?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, I used the Windows installer to install it aside with Windows 7. I chose the same partition as it has enough space. I got this message when the computer rebooted and I'm afraid ...
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Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 “Unencrypted private keys are insecure”

I configured my laptop successfully for the wireless settings, but I cannot set the wireless network as my default network, when I try I get "Unencrypted private keys are insecure" dialog box that ...
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how to get c, c++, and java compilers in linux ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on windows 7 using wubi software, now i want to practice c,c++ and java programming. As I am new to Ubuntu, I don't know how to get those compilers. I saw so many comments on google ...
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How to troubleshoot Ubuntu 14.04 internal error?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Windows 7 machine and when I rebooted and switched to Ubuntu, it starts up then gives me an internal error, something about ubiquity crashing. When I click ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Install Error with Windows 7 Install Inside

I am using Windows 7 64 bit on my PC and installed Ubuntu 12.10 version with the "install inside" option. After the release of 14.04 I uninstalled the earlier version and installed the newer version. ...
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Help Me Install Ubuntu (Wubi)

I have been struggling for several days to install my Ubuntu 14.04 in Windows 10. I want to install my Ubuntu OS along side Windows 10 in dual boot, but I do not want to partition my hard disk, I ...
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System not booting up after installing wubi in my windows 7 computer

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my win 7 computer using wubi. After completing the whole process when I tried to restart my computer in ubuntu then after starting it got frozen showing the screen as ...
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Changing disk partition

I installed my ubuntu and everything is cool, but I have only 11GB of space and it's a little bit not enough. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed from Wubi (I sellected 18GB, 'cause I didn't ...
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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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Can't Download Wubi

I want to download Ubuntu with WUBI but, the WUBI download page redirects here and this page doesn't load anymore.
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Wubi doesn't start, with a “cannot mount /dev/dm-3” error

I installed Wubi here, but when restart the pc I got the following screen: And this "command line" "initramfs". How do I preceed from here? --update By the way, looks like my HD is raid. Not ...
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Install from USB failed

I made an install USB stick to instructions in another computer and when I tried to use it in the one I wanted Ubuntu, it failed to boot - yes, I changed the boot sequence. I ran the exe that ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 from wubi

I want to install Ubuntu but my dvd is corrupted (after maked error to install the garbage of Microsoft.... ) and don't have usb stick. So will my Ubuntu 15.04 from wubi work if I remove windows ?
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Question about Dual Boot/Wubi [duplicate]

Possible to use Wubi with windows 10? Really need easy to install/uninstall way to get any distro of Linux on my computer, dual boot uninstalling seems like a hassle. ~Ciao! ~I NEED A WAY TO INSTALL ...
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Ubuntu stops loading

everyone. I have recently tried to install Ubuntu Desktop on my laptop. But it wasn't successful, as I had the same problem on every startup. The Ubuntu version I tried to install is 14.04.2 LTS, ...
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Installing Ubuntu with wubi or with standard installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does installing with wubi affect performance? Hi, I just want to ask you, if I'm installing the Ubuntu beside the windows without any partition changes, using wubi does ...
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Better Way To Install Ubuntu 15.10 Without Making Partitions

This is my first post on askubuntu. So, if i break any rules, then please do tell me. I am using Windows 10, on a 4gb ram,64 bit environment. Previously when I used to install Ubuntu then I used to ...
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Is Ubuntu 15.10 missing some files?

I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop from here and when I mounted the .ISO file I have folders and files like bellow: then I compare to Ubuntu 15.04 ISO file which was mounted: I tried to re-download Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu heat problems with Medion Akoya Notebook

My Notebook heats up tremendously after I start Ubuntu - I also noticed that it runs slower than my Windows 7 (not to mention the fact, that Windows 7 does not come even close to the heat production ...
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Wubi: Cannot download metalink and therefore the ISO (Change?)

Lots of people in the community have had problems with the Wubi already. I also have those problems. But after checking the logfiles of the problem, I had an idea, and I hope that someone can help me ...
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Installation / Boot problem with Ubuntu 15.04

So my laptop (fairly new) runs Windows 10 and I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on it. When I mount a virtual drive and click on wubi.exe (what I assume I need to do since rebooting it doesn't seem ...
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Wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu using WUBI. I followed this tutorial and when I select Ubuntu from Windows boot loader, it says wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted. Then Windows boot manager appears again. ...
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I downloaded ubuntu 15.04 from canonical's website but wubi is ignoring that file and downloading ubuntu 14.10 x64 amd

I downloaded ubuntu 15.04 from canonical's website but wubi is ignoring that file and downloading ubuntu 14.10 x64 amd.but not my processor neither my motherboard are from amd.help me.it's urgent.
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How can I change 10_lupin file from read only mode to write mode?

It is in the directory /etc/grub.d/10_lupin. I am trying to install Ubuntu on my old Windows XP computer through wubi Windows installer for Ubuntu. However, there is a bug in 10_lupin, which is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 using WUBI and after installation when it booted it showed an error: Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. There were three options: ...