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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What's the difference between Wubi and a regular “alongside Windows” installation?

At this time, Wubi does not work with Windows 8 default boot-loader. Thus at this point Wubi would not work on a new Windows 8 machine. Citation fom WubiGuide Question Recently I've learned ...
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How to convert Wubi install into regular install?

I have installed Ubuntu on my D: partition using Wubi. Is there any way in which I can remove my Windows from C: drive and move my existing Ubuntu installation to C: drive and make it a regular ...
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Can I install Ubuntu inside Windows?

Ubuntu 12.04 won't come with the Windows Installer (Wubi) pre-added. But is there any way to install 12.04 using Wubi?
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What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi?

I know that Wubi is slower in disk IO, but I can't find anything about it online other than vague statements such as "slightly slower disk seeks". Has anyone done any benchmarks to quantify the speed ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onwards

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? When I mount .iso file with daemon tools and run wibu.exe it just ask me if I want to reboot(I think it's usefull only when .iso burned on ...
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Install Ubuntu without CD and USB , how?

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop , that doesn't have a CD-ROM drive , and I have no spare USB disk spare. I've tried Wubi , but that doesn't seem to work (since it prompts me to have the CD in ...
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How can I tell if I installed with wubi?

It sounds odd, but I really can not remember how I installed my ubuntu. What I am sure is, I had Windows 7 installed on the laptop in the very beginning, then I installed ubuntu so that this is a ...
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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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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: ...
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Is wubi for Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8? Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system My Dell laptop shipped with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu because I just don't like it... I have windows 7 and no boot disk or anything special to uninstall, when I installed Ubuntu it said easy to uninstall and I would love to ...
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How to View Windows Files on a Wubi install?

I wanted to ask, how can i view all my windows files on Ubuntu. I found out how to get my D drive folders but have yet not figured out how to get my C drive files. Please give me an easy way to find ...
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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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ubuntu-12.04-wubi-i386.tar.xz for the wubi installer

I ran the wubi installer (from an extracted ubuntu ISO) and it downloads ubuntu-12.04-wubi-i386.tar.xz but it's slow and non-resumable so I cancelled it, found a mirror of the file online and ...
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...
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Using a folder on an ntfs partition as /home

I use wubi to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my ntfs partition. So I want to change the home folder to a folder on the ntfs partition. I could keep the personal configuration, software and so on after ...
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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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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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Is this WUBI? What is “Installation size” setting for?

I'm new to Ubuntu... I went to the downloads page and downloaded the Windows Installer as I am hoping initially to have a dual boot on my currently Win 7 PC (I would consider preserving my Win7 ...
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How do I use Wubi in a “Frozen Disk” environment (aka computer labs)

I teach computer skills in a computer lab which uses a disk management system on to keep WinXP in a know state between reboots. I'd like to add a Wubi installation, but I keep getting the same error ...
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Will I be able to use wubi to install Ubuntu releases newer than 12.10? [duplicate]

I want to install 13.04 (or higher) using wubi, is that possible?
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How to migrate from Wubi to a regular installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I recently installed Ubuntu through Wubi and I love it enough that I am ready to ditch Windows! My set up is like this: ...
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How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Release Customer Preview on my laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu on it with Ubuntu Windows installer (I have always used this to install, although that was on Windows 7), it installs ...
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Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows

Every time update manager prompts an update I get a message saying that there is not enough space available, however the partition with Ubuntu installed has over 10 GB of free space available. I'm ...
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Windows Boot Manager: Make Ubuntu the default instead of Windows

When I boot my computer, I get the Windows Boot Manager with Vista selected and Ubuntu as the other item in the list. If I choose Ubuntu, I get the GRUB menu. I have updated GRUB menus before so I ...
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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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How do I force Wubi to download and install 32 bit version?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Natty beta 2 32bit with WUBI, but whenever I try to install it always tries to download 64 bit version. How do I ensure that it downloads 32 bit instead of 64 bit?
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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...
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How to change the default system of dual-boot using Wubi?

I have both Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. I want to set Ubuntu as my default system when boot the machine. I don't want to press Down+Enter every time. I am using Wubi. Original boot.ini: ...
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How do increase the swap size of my Wubi installation?

I have installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. So I have the default swap size of only 256MB. I have 1GB of RAM, so many times the system stars crying demanding more swap. I have read the Swap FAQ, ...
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Wubi's root.disk is missing, but you can still log in as a guest - where is the data?

My laptop is running Windows 7 and Ubuntu, which was installed via Wubi. Ubuntu boots perfectly fine, but I can only log in as a guest. So in order to recover the files, I have to find root.disk so I ...
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How do I transition from WUBI to a native installation? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid installed through wubi on my laptop (it came with Windows 7 preinstalled). This was my first foray into Linux, and I'm here to stay. I have no use for Windows, and yet I ...
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Why does Wubi slow down or freeze when there is heavy disk activity?

Im a first-time user to Ubuntu-12.04 with WUBI installation. I have a Dell vostro 3450 with i5 2410m, 3 gb ram, intel hd3000, amd 6630m hybrid. Surfing and playing games works flawlessly. However, ...
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu installed under Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I installed Ubuntu 11.04 under Windows (using Wubi) and the default size for the ...
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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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Run Wubi Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I have installed and using Ubuntu with Wubi installer inside Windows7 as a dual partition. Now I want the same OS image to be loaded using the Virtualbox. Is this possible?
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How to increase wubi /root disk space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they ...
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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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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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Can you still defrag Vista if you use Wubi?

Would like to defrag Vista seperately,understanding that Ubuntu does not need it. While Ubuntu files are included on the c drive will it cause problems?
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How do I enable hibernation on Wubi?

I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 Sager laptop using Wubi. Hibernate (i.e. suspend to disc) is not an option from the power icon, only suspend, shutdown, etc. Hibernate is also not an option from my ...
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Change boot order for Wubi

I've setup Ubuntu via Wubi recently for a friend and he came back with a complaint: On reboots the Windows partition is always selected by default, figured this was just a need to update Grub but ...
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Why can't I download the Windows installer (Wubi) from the Ubuntu website?

When I click on, "start download" in the link below, it doesn't begin. Windows Ubuntu Installer Instead it directs me to the page where I can download Ubuntu Desktop, here: Download What should I ...
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Wubi Installer Error: The boot configuration data store could not be opened

I'm trying to install Xubuntu using Wubi, however, once I start the installer, it runs all the way through (on the Installing Xubuntu-11.10 page with the two loading bars), and it gets to "Remaining ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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How can I expand the size of my Ubuntu installation without reinstalling?

About a week ago I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu to an extra hard drive I had because I've heard so much about it. Since [I guess] Wubi is meant for people with limited disk space who ...
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How to increase the space in ubuntu installed under windows7?

I have windows7 running on my PC which has only one partition(C:). I have installed ubuntu to make it a dual boot. After i installed few applications,i get and error saying no enough free space left. ...
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How do I remove the extra Ubuntu option on the Windows Boot Manager menu?

I installed ubuntu using Wubi side by side with Windows. I decided to uninstall ubuntu and install Kubuntu, which I did successfully. However now when I boot my computer, the Windows Boot Manager ...