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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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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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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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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no root file system is defined after dualbooting [closed]

I have windows8.1 on my Dell studio with four partitions, then I dual booted ubuntu 13.04 by installing wubi.exe in a folder from my C drive. Downloading and installation gone right but when I booted ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs several times! [closed]

i am using ubuntu 12.04 lts on my laptop, i have installed it using Wubi, and have given 20 gb of space. i am facing the hyanging problem of ubuntu in several apps like chrome and software center, i ...
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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 ...
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What are the benefits of a disk install vs. Wubi? And can I migrate my settings easily?

I chose to do the Wubi install because it was short, simple, and easy to reverse (no messing with partitions required). To be honest, I can handle the lack of a hibernate function. I haven't really ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, help? [duplicate]

With Windows XP ending support next Tuesday, I was scrapped for time to find another replacement OS. I was told to install a Linux-based operating system as a replacement and I decided to try this ...
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Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
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Upgrade or replace a Wubi installation?

I've got Windows 7 with Wubi 11.10 installed. I would like to upgrade to 12.04 but I'm not sure what the best path would be. I'm not skilled enough to use Ubuntu all the time, and my iPhone requires ...
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Differant user-name at terminal

I have normal Wubi instillation did not change any sitting. But now I find user-name at terminal that is different from user account appears at the top right corner. I need to make / change what at ...
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What installation size should I use?

I am installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer, however, I am using Windows 8. I need to know if there will be problems with installing it using Windows 8, and I need to know which installation ...
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Wubi dual boot grub rescue issue

I was running a Wubi-installed 13.04 on a optical driveless laptop. I got a trojan on computer so decided to reinstall Win 7 from erecovery (Alt+F10 at startup). Fine. Then when it finished when ...
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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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I installed wubi and only windows starts, Ubuntu shows an error message [duplicate]

When I choose Ubuntu in the screen, this message appears: windows boot manager Windows wasn't initialized correctly. File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr And then the computer shuts down. I ...
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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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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 does not display on my laptop's screen, but does display when connected to TV

I installed Ubuntu 13:10 using the Windows executable through wubi.exe. The image of the OS does not appear on my laptop screen, but when I connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable the image appears ...
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“There is another file or directory with this name. ” error while installing inside Windows

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 inside Windows, it showed error occurred, permission denied, for more see the log file. Last week I tried to install Xubuntu, it showed same problem. But I installed ...
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Is ubuntu installed with wubi have some differnces from general one

When I install Ubuntu with wubi - is it the same if I simply install it? Like disk formatting, etc? Because I need ubuntu for mongodb and need to be sure it will be work as fast as normal one.
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Lenovo Y560 Overheated

Currently using ubuntu 13.10 via wubi with Windows 8.1 dual-boot. Problem arises when I use Ubuntu it gets overheated due to which the laptop is discharged very quickly and sometimes stops due to over ...
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How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error?

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message could not retrieve the required disk image files
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USB installation

I am trying to install/live run Ubuntu 12.04.4 on Sony Vaio TGZ laptop. I've downloaded the ISO from the Ubntu website. Formatted a 16gbit USB drive as 32bit FAT. I've downloaded the UUI and run it ...
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Installation problem Lubuntu-13.10

I'm trying to install Lubuntu-13.10 onto my laptop as the XP operating system replacement. Vale XP. Laptop is ASUS. System type X86-based PC, processor 1596Mhz, Total physical memory 512MB, Available ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 with wubi

Hey I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bit with Wubi and I am facing 2 problems So I downloaded Ubuntu iso and Wubi of same versions After that I pasted both Ubuntu iso and Wubi in same ...