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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Implications of setting “usershare owner only = false” in smb.conf

I'm using Wubi and want to share a directory from the (Win8) host via Samba. When I try to do this using Nautilus I receive the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't save display settings after reboot . How do I fix this?

When I mean display settings I mean desktop backgrounds or icons that I removed from the Unity launcher. It just goes back to the default every reboot. The only thing it did save is the theme that I ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...
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Uninstall ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later uninstalled it succesfully. Now again installed ubuntu 12.10 but I get messsage installer crashed ,when reported it comes as third party items involved, not ...
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Dual Boot installation error “no root file system is defined” for 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 using WUBI.exe from within windows 7. All goes well but when it restarts and installation proceeds it gives and error "No root file system defined". I have tried ...
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I cannot install 12.04

I have Windows 7 installed on my machine with 297GB HDD. When I tried to install Ubuntu with WUBI, there's a black screen saying use (hd 0,0) cannot install wubi. After restarting the computer, the ...
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Getting an error while installing 12.04 via WUBI

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA HDD and a 2.60 GHZ Intel Dual Core processor. I want to use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Being a complete Linux newbie, I ...
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wubi uninstallation 12.04.3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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What is the problem in wubi.exe for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version for my Windows 7 64-Bit machine as there was no separate link on ubuntu site for only wubi.exe. The package had wubi.exe. I executed wubi.exe and on ...
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Wubi Installation program for 14.04 reported a “Permission Denied” error

I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 and followed instructions to install onto my PC with 4GB RAM and 114 GB free disk space running Wins 7 Professional. After I ran the wubi.exe installation ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot problem not starting desktop and login screen

I had installed ubuntu 12.04 through wubi (with windows7) about an year ago. It was working fine till yesterday Aug 10th, 2014. But when I tried today booting Ubuntu, two erros appear first: ...
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Error when I install wubi in windows 7

I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 for 32 bit(less than 2 gb ram) and inside iso when i run wubi installer directly showing an error showing in temp file wubi-14.04-rev286 and not ...
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WUBI INstal problem - Windows 7

I have tried to use the WUBI install for 14.04. All appears to go well until towards the end the install starts to completely remove items. These items are things such as Firefox and rhythmbox etc. ...
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Unable to install on Toshiba P25-S507 laptop

Trying to get Ubuntu to install on an old Toshiba P25-S507 Laptop but not having any luck at all, tried from DVD downloaded online, tried from usb stick, tried using cd boot helper which gives me an ...
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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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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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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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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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ubuntu installed using wubi is not working

I have 04 in my win7 64bit pc using wubi installer. I downloaded wubi and followed the instructions. It worked for a few days and now Ubuntu is not booting, it shows a black screen. I uninstalled ...
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Can ubuntu be put on a USB with wubi?

I want to install ubuntu onto my 64gb USB and I want to use wubi. I am running windows 7. Is this possible? Also is the ubuntu on the wubi 32-bit or 64-bit?
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Should Making a New Disk for Wubi be fast?

Should making a new Wubi disk take a very long time? I am currently following along to the steps in this answer for increasing the root partition space for my Ubuntu Wubi install: Increase size of ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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HD is seen in busybox but not in the live usb

I'm a victim of an infamous problem with wubi and I might be about to lose all my data. But that's not my question. The problem is that whenever I try to at least backup some of my files by booting ...
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Help Lost Ubuntu operating system and data

I need help in how to recover my Ubuntu, I lost the entire operating system. I was using the windows booting system with wubi. My system is asking me to reinstall windows, I do not want to do this, I ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu with windows 8 on machine with SATA ssd cache controller ( DELL XPS )

System info: Dell XPS 8500 SE with 2TB HD and 32GB SSD SATA RAID cache I have been at this project for a couple days now and have hit a brick wall on researching the issue. I can't find an instance ...
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Installing ubuntu using wubi

I have installed ubuntu on my windows 7 machine using wubi. After installation when I reboot the system it shows a gibberish screen. Anaways, I turned off my system amd turned it on. When I choose ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi won't load up

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu using the wubi client. Everything goes fine, but when it restarts and tries to load up ubuntu, I get to the purple screen and it says "Preparing to start up for the ...
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Wubi won't use my 64 bit desktop iso

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso and wubi.exe from http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/. I saved both the iso and wubi in the same folder. However, when I try to install Ubuntu wubi starts ...
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How safe is running Wubi's main.pyo using pyrun?

Wubi fails to run for me (see this unresolved question) I have found out that I get the first wubi installation screen if I run pyrun main.pyo from the %TEMP%\pyl**.tmp directory. If I proceed in ...
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Unable to run wubi on XP

I am trying to run wubi on Windows XP Professional 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629: SP 3) I have Administrator rights I downloaded wubi from here I have installed Python 3.2 and my PATH is ...
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System is responding too slow after installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu12.10

My monitor was flickering after booting Ubuntu 12.10. The problem was increasing if I start moving my mouse and when it is kept idle, the flickering used to stop. My system has an AMD 32 bit ...
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How to get around “failed to set mode on [CRTC:6]” errors during installation?

I've tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC with Wubi from Windows. After rebooting the system, and after selecting Ubuntu as OS, there's an error: Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: errors: "prefix" is not set. ...
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could not mount the partition WUBI

I get this error when I use the WUBI windows installer on windows 8. It happens when I reboot, takes me to a dos screen. could not mount the partition /dev/disk/by-uuid/A
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.04 from wubi

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using live CD on my laptop (Lenovo Z580) which came with Windows7 pre-installed. While installing, I created partitions for root (15GB) as sda1 and swap (4GB) as sda2. ...
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After Wubi install Ubuntu 12.10 stuck up at boot screen

I have Windows7 Dell Inspiron laptop with following configuration Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Intel Core i3 4GB Ram First I created a installtion DVD as per the steps and it got successfully ...
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How can I install wubi with more than 30 gb?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8 with Wubi. Can I somehow install Ubuntu (wubi) with more than 30 gb of space? I have a HP Pavilion g7 1303 (x64).
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NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP

When ubuntu boots, I get this error: The NTFS partition was not cleanly unmounted. This probably indicates that the system was not shut down properly. Please run chkdsk /r from Windows; once ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LAN connection not showing

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi along with my windows 7 system. My lan connection is working fine in windows 7 but not showing in ubuntu. I tried everything i found on this forum regarding ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Wubi installation, failed

please , help me , I'm in trouble ! I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on a machine, THROUGH Wubi , dual boot with windows xp , only that the process of partition disk was enchanted , question , now ...
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Failed to partition the selected disk - 14.04 LTS

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer(Windows 7 ) with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the ...
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Total newbie installing Ubuntu 14.04.1

Coming back to Linux after 10 years of not having been around. I'm trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 via Wubi over Windows XP with sp3. Computer configuration: Dell Dimension 8200: Pentium4 1.8GHz ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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installation error upon boot up

I am beyond beginner when it comes to computers. I have a lenovo yoga 2 laptop brand new. when i boot with ubuntu on a usb stick a black screen with text pops up and says ...
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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installation/boot problem

I have a Sony vaio svf152a19m, currently running windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1. (from usb and from a dvd). Every time I execute the "Wubi.exe" file it starts installing perfectly ...