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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Upgrade to 14.04 Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10. I had installed the earlier version using WUBI. I am receiving the following error on booting Ubuntu with the latest kernel 3.14 Serious error ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation problems on Samsung netbook

I have had problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung N10 netbook running Windows XP. In order to overcome the security problems with unsupported Windows XP I successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 support WUBI? Or will another alternate Windows Installer be available? (not 13.04, 13.10) [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14.04 support WUBI? Or will another alternate Windows Installer be available? I work on a lab network with PC Devices which ETH and USB hardware has been removed, and we use a different ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) in windows 8.1

I am currently using windows 8.1 and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use ubuntu side by side with windows 8.1, therefore I was trying to install ubuntu in a different drive than C. After ...
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What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation?

Recently I've learned of Wubi, a way to install Ubuntu right from Windows. Besides installing from Windows, I would like to know key differences between a regular Ubuntu installation and one done ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stuck at Purple Screen before Splash Screen

To give a bit of background, I dual booted my laptop using WUBI last February. Everything was working fine until now... I was transferring (cut-pasting) files from a USB flashdrive to a folder in my ...
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Cannot select installation drive

I use windows XP and currently have 3 partitions C:(40GB max). D:(90GB max). E:(10GB max). All use NTFS file system. I want to install Ubuntu just as a secondary OS using Wubi. The problem I am ...
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Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image”

I tried to download Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows Installer (Wubi), but I get this error message: An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the ...
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Ubuntu installed via Wubi fails to boot after Windows 7 is run

Original posting started Sep 21: I am trying to use the Wubi installation process to create a Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 dual boot setup on my Windows 7 machine (Dell Inspiron 17R). The installation ...
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Installation stops at a black screen on a Dell XPS 15z

This is my first time trying to install a Linux distro, and I'm having a bit of a time with it. I've tried to install Ubuntu on my new Dell XPS 15z using the Wubi Windows installer (on x64 Windows 7 ...
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Could not mount “/”

I recently installed Ubuntu onto a separate drive within Windows 7. The problem that I am having is that when I boot into Ubuntu it says that it couldn't mount the / drive, and after that it says that ...
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Invalid Username

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 version. I am unable to login with the username and password which I gave while running the WUBI installer. Also, while logging in as a Guest user, if I even try to ...
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sluggish response

I apologise in advance for the preamble, but I hope it might aid a diagnosis. I have just reinstalled 12.04 from wubi live cd on an xp machine. This reinstall follows 1 failed upgrade to 14.04 and ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
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Visual artifacts when installing Ubuntu 12.04

I recently wanted to try out Ubuntu so I decided to get the Windows installer for Ubuntu 12.04. After it finished installing, it asked me to restart my computer. After it restarted it booted up Ubuntu ...
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Is WUBI free to download?

Is WUBI freely available? I checked the link to download WUBI and the only way to proceed is by giving some amount as donation. I will surely do it, but I don't have a Paypal account and I am in ...
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Why does the game slow down in Ubuntu while on Windows, it doesn't?

I've tested Minecraft on the same machine with Windows and Ubuntu and I found out that the fps on Windows was around 50 while on Ubuntu, it was about 20fps. Why does this happen and how do I fix this ...
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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Why was Wubi Removed from 13.04+

Since 13.04, there is no Wubi, why was Wubi removed from the installation phase?
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Can I use Wubi for manual installation?

Is it possible to use Wubi for Ubuntu 13.04? I read that it will not be supported in the official release due to some problems. Is this going to change in the future, and can we expect to see a future ...
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Where to find a Wubi download? [duplicate]

I've been wanting to switch to Ubuntu for a while now so I can get away from Windows Vista constantly insulting and crashing my system. The only problem is that I can not find a wubi.exe installer ...
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Log in problems ubuntu 13.04

I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 as a dual alongside windows 7 using the wubi installation . No as I try to log in I can only log in as guest , has anyone else encounters this problem and if so have ...
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Error Installation Problem

I just download Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.4 (wubi.exe, 2,4[MB]). I run the the .exe and while it's working the program shows an Error Window. An error occurred: 'NoneType' object has ...
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I cannot boot up Ubuntu after just installing it

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu, which is really simple. There were no errors or anything. When I restarted, I got the option for which operating system I want to boot, however when I select Ubuntu, it ...
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Why has wubi support been withdrawan

Why has wubi support been withdrawan from ubuntu 12.10 onwards? Has ubuntu 14.04 been endowed with wubi support or not?
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Black screen after 2nd/3rd boot on Lubuntu on a Sony VAIO PCG-K25

I am trying to run Lubuntu on my Sony VAIO PCG-K25. It works on first boot but on second or third boot it will just be a black screen. Here is the specs of the computer: RAM:446MB Processor: ...
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Help!! Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers

Thanks in advance for reading my madness. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is ...
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Alternative to Wubi Installer (without cd/usb install)

So hey guys basically I'm using a really old computer now and I'm interested in getting linux on my com. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not exactly a linux newbie, (though admittedly i'm not a pro ...
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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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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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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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Cannot resize Ubuntu disk using wubi-resize (Installed from Wubi)

I'd like to expand my disk space in Ubuntu. Right now, it has 30 GB space which is the maximum allowable installation size in Wubi. I wanted to extend it to 50 GB so I've done a live resizing ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu Using Windows Installer [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer (my first time trying to use Linux!), and when I try to download the installer, I get the screen asking for donations, but can't go any ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB drive?

So basically as it stands I have a laptop which has no cd/dvd drive, and I don't have a usb drive. The laptop has windows 7 installed with ubuntu 11.04 installed through wubi. What I want to do is ...
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Can use of symlinks be circumvented?

I am trying to download Android source from Git repository. I would require a lot of free space on my home folder to download the whole source and build it. So I decided to download the whole source ...
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What will be my next step to install Ubuntu

I am totally new to Ubuntu,I have download the latest Ubuntu 12 64bit(ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso) from the Ubuntu site,the file is approx 700mb. I want to install it on my laptop(currently on ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my windows machine using Wubi. It's not the first time I am trying to install using Wubi, I have done that before but I am facing some issues this time... I ...
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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?
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Wubi-installed ubuntu won't allow me to execute executable files

I'm trying to run executable files on Ubuntu, but it's not working, although the exact same executable file works fine on others' machines, which are also running Ubuntu 12.04 like me. Based on this, ...
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Why does my filesystem appear to be full to Ubuntu?

I have seen some questions and I know that Ubuntu reserves 5% of filesystem to root. Believe me this is not the case. I was moving some files from my home folder to another partition and I had to ...
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wubi installed Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows XP not to open

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi installer according to the proper instructions and when restarted I am not able to start Ubuntu. It is installed in the D: drive in Windows XP. When ...
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After selecting “Ubuntu” in the booting (WUBI) screen, an extra selection screen appears

Sorry if asking basic questions, but I'm new with Linux ... I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi in an old laptop (along with windows XP). When starting the laptop I get a first screen asking to choose ...
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wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt

I'm dual booting W7 and Ubuntu (installed from Wubi). I've had it up and running a few times but today I'm getting a message from Windows Boot Manager when I select Ubuntu that wubildr.mbr is missing ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
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Would executing fsck and resize2fs be possible in Cygwin? [duplicate]

I want to increase my Wubi Ubuntu installation size and I found a blog here which has some directions for doing so. I don't have a Ubuntu bootable disc. Can anyone tell if the same things can be done ...
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partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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An error mesage comes up before command is completed

This message comes up: Exception: Error executing command command=C:\DOCUME~1\Ian\LOCALS~1\Temp\pyl3A.tmp\bin\resize2fs.exe -f C:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk 1744M retval=1 ...
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Installing Ubuntu from bootable flash drive leads right back to installation menu

I am new to installing Ubuntu, but I managed to install wubi before. This time I created a bootable usb stick to install Ubuntu from, as explained here. I followed every step and used D:/ as the USB ...