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You are asking for a way of installing an OS on a machine that does not boot from CD nor from USB and complain that it is not easy. Do you think installing any OS on such a machine would be easy? Even Windows (which is backed by Billions of Dollars) has pretty much nothing it could do at that point. But you are lucky, Linux has solutions for pretty much ...


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You could take the hard drive out of your laptop, plug it into a computer that can boot from USB or does have a working DVD drive, install Ubuntu, and then put it back in your laptop. However... Why don't you just try installing Ubuntu on decent hardware? As another user stated, you'd have the same problem installing any other OS, not just Linux...


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This is a new patch to Wubi introduced with Ubuntu 14.10 that spares users such as yourself who have computers with EFI firmware from installing Wubi only to find that it doesn't work. What used to happen is that the install would have appeared to succeed (in Windows), sometimes after downloading 1GB of data, only to find upon rebooting an error message ...


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This is a bug with the wubi.exe released with 14.10. Or to be precise it's a bug in one of the programs used byubiquity (the Ubuntu installer). Normally bugs can be fixed, but typically Wubi is never patched mid-release so this bug will remain for the full life-cycle of Ubuntu 14.10. So, if you have tried to install Ubuntu with Wubi 14.10, it doesn't work ...


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That's how Wubi works. It assumes that the host partition is being used by Windows and doesn't try to use its remaining space. Imagine if it filled up a regular partition and then Windows couldn't boot... So the fact that you installed on a dedicated partition is lost on Wubi. You specified a root.disk of 7GB and that's all you get. If you went to the ...


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No, some boot loaders like Windows' rely on the boot flag, because it simply passes control to the partition boot sector. But Grub does not require this; it knows which partition contains additional grub modules and the config file and loads them based on that information rather than the presence or absence of a boot flag. If you run the bootinfoscript it ...



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