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 release with support for 13.04?
It was fixed and released for 13.04 as you can see at http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/wubi.exe
This version works the same as previous versions. It seems likely that Canonical intend to completely drop it based on the message at www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows however the message is not a true statement of facts. Wubi works fine on Windows 8 and it is available and working for 13.04. It's true it won't work with systems booting with
UEFI and this includes all computers that ship with Windows 8 preinstalled.
Note... there's nothing to stop Canonical removing
wubi.exe from http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/ if they really want it gone. Until then, it works fine and you can use it with the same unreliability as previous versions of Ubuntu.
1Nice of you you found this download link. The true and fact here is that Ubuntu 13.04 image does not include the wubi.exe anymore, so a user must download this file separately from the link you provided.– NickTuxAug 8, 2013 at 13:27
1@NikTh actually it's on the ISO as well: releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.list (however the Install inside Windows option has been disabled since 12.04 was released when it's run from a CD): askubuntu.com/questions/125015/…– bcbcAug 8, 2013 at 13:50
Thanks. The installer downloaded and installed fine, but I couldn't boot into Ubuntu due to a missing file. I marked as the correct answer in case someone was looking for this. Aug 8, 2013 at 16:03
@bcbc then my comment above should been "The true and fact here is that Ubuntu 13.04 image does not include an active wubi.exe anymore". Either way the fact is that a user cannot install wubi.exe from .iso image (the inside option missing as you said) and the only option is to reboot the system and install Ubuntu the normal way (not the abnormal way :-P )– NickTuxAug 8, 2013 at 16:08
2@Carpetfizz It sounds like you have
UEFIsystem if it complained about
wubildr.mbrmissing or corrupt. See here for info: askubuntu.com/questions/221835/…– bcbcAug 8, 2013 at 17:14
bootrec /fixmbrwhich installs the Windows bootloader back to the drive MBR - note only applies when not booting in