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Questions tagged [wubi]

Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning.

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How do I get ubuntu to boot again after disk clone?

This is a question about dual boot system with Windows 10 and and Ubuntu 18.04. The dual boot was setup with wubiuefi. I cloned the boot disk to a new disk and then replaced it with the new disk. ...
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OS selection screen not coming up on starting laptop HP N208-TX

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.2 using wubi installer whose download link I obtained from GitHub. After completing installation the selection screen which comes up for selecting which OS to use doesn't show....
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The volume Filesystem root 0 bytes.(64gb used). Every time i install Ubuntu it starts downloading and after restarting i cant even enter to ubuntu

I spent like 20 hours trying to install Ubuntu (i am using wubi), and each time its finished, it works fine, but after second boot it starts downloading and it gets full. After that i cant even enter ...
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Surface Book Wubi Ubuntu 18.04 - Failed with grub boot loader configuration

I just used wubi to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my Surface Book that uses UEFI. During the installation, it said grub failed to installed. Then after I restart, I can no longer log back into Windows. I'm ...
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Install Ubuntu Server without USB/CD

I curently have an old install of Ubuntu 14.04 running as my media center. I'd like to wipe it, and install Ubuntu Server 18.04 over it. The problem is, that I have no CD drive on the box, and ...
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Can my PC handle Kubuntu [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu and the linux world generally ! i am trying to install kubuntu 18.04 on my old desktop computer ( however this is my main machine ) the machine has 1GB of RAM and a 1.80 GHZ amd ...
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Wubu install takes me to grub prompt

I've tried installing ubuntu 16, 17, and 18 using the latest stable Wubi releases, but after the reboot post installation, I'm taking to the a grub prompt. After doing some digging, I can find the ...
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Ubuntu terminal startup instead of desktop

Good day I am VERY much an amateur when it comes to software and coding in general. However, I am willing to learn. I am in desperate need of running TITAN Radar software on my system. This program ...
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Addition of Second Hard Drive causes initramfs Shell at Boot

I added another hard drive recently to use as a backup drive. However, after doing that, upon restarting, it says: "ALERT! /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk does not exist. Dropping to a shell!" After ...
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How do I install Ubuntu without a USB or a CD?

I want to install Ubuntu Desktop 17.10 on my Windows 10 computer. Problem is, I tried to use Unetbootin and when I selected it on the OS menu, it displayed an error message saying to insert a Windows ...
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fcitx: Working Chinese input in Ubuntu 16.04 (fix or find)

Non-working softwares: After installing the built-in Wubi option and one third-party, listed here: Wubihaifang86; ibus's Wubi-Jidan86. I looked for a few other options but could not find anything I ...
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Remove Wubi boot menu entry

I had a Windows laptop and I installed Ubuntu 17.10 with wubi. Soon after, I needed to clean up Windows and I restored it via its own restore function, which deletes all data and preferences and ...
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While installing using WUBI Kubuntu just reboots on boot

I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 with a Windows application called "Wubi", but when I boot into Kubuntu to complete the installation it shows me the pulsing blue Kubuntu logo for about 20-30 seconds and ...
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Wubi installation problem: Coud not find the ISO /ubuntu/install/kubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso [duplicate]

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad T450. I want to install Linux inside my current Windows 7 installation, preferably Kubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. I install Kubuntu with Wubi 16.04.3r325 (wubi16043r325.exe) by ...
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How to mount root.disk file? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Windows 7 PC using wubi. The system does not boot and I'm trying to mount root.disk file in order to restart it from a Ubuntu live USB. But terminal shows me: ...
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install ubuntu 17.04 usind wubi with already downloaded ubuntu image file [duplicate]

I have already install ubuntu by downloading the wubi tool and the image of ubuntu which i want to install in later ubuntu versions like 12.04 and 14.04, by manually downloading the image and the tool ...
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What is the easiest way to install ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a desktop 32bit Windows computer in which i am trying to install ubuntu. I haven't used this computer in years! The software is a little outdated and i was trying to fully turn it into an ...
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Is it possible to replace Windows on an eMMC without any external device?

I've managed to do the following so far: Installed Xubuntu 16.04.2 LTS from WUBIUEFI (a fork of WUBI for modern versions of Windows) Managed to create a separate partition with just an ISO and used ...
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How to dual boot other OS in Ubuntu without having access to boot menu? [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop a year back. and a few months before the inbuilt display of the laptop got destroyed in an accident. But the other parts were working fine. so I connected my ...
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Ubuntu startup login not coming, shows black screen with GNU GRUB prompt instead

I used the System Restore in my Windows to fix a certain problem and thereafter recognized that my dual-booting machine's OS Ubuntu 12.04 LTE is not working! Ubuntu was installed in my machine using ...
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install ubuntu without dvd or usb

Very new to ubuntu. Absolute beginner. i know nothing.Using windows 10 and have downloaded ubuntu but am having trouble installing. Laptop does not have disc tray. Tried rufus to create booteable usb ...
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Dowgrade Upgrade WUBI Ubuntu Precise 12.1 replacing only PPA [duplicate]

Life is matter of Risk but should be well calculated. I have been using Xubutu 12.04 under wubi for a While on Ideapad S12 but It was quite uneasy to work with this buggy solution. I did get a try ...
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Install ubuntu without working display [duplicate]

As I have a broken laptop screen on a unit that does not show the BIOS or Ubuntu DVD installer on an external display, it's pretty difficult to complete the normal method of installation as I can't ...
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problem with installing ubuntu 14.04 via wubi

I have problem with installing ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (asus x550cc) with Windows 7 x64 via wubi. After running wubi.exe as an administrator, it don't start. I don't have python installed. I was ...
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How do I add Ubuntu option on the Windows Boot Manager menu? [duplicate]

Currently i am on dual boot system.After repair Window7,windows boot manager can not show Ubuntu option on startup.when computer start,system directly opens Window7.my Window7 on C: and Ubuntu on D:.
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Alternative Wubi for Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I search alternative Wu bi ... I would Install Ubuntu in Disk C:\ with Files Windows.. in Wubi it's very awkward (Wubi is discontinued so..) Someone have any form?
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Wubi dual boot error [Windows 7 & Triumfalna-Turkawka-14.04.1PL-DVD-amd64]

Error message BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands. (initramfs) Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already ...
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Wubi installed Ubuntu 12.04 is not booting suddenly and showing GRUB prompt instead

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 3 years back alongside windows7 using Wubi installer. It was working very well till now but today suddenly it has stopped working after showing some errors when shutting down. ...
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How to recover my ubuntu

I am unable to boot into Ubuntu which was installed using Wubi in Windows When I ran Ubuntu in recovery mode it gave me an error: mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed. and then the following ...
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Sound not working in 16.04

Please help me fix audio not working in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04. Migrated from Wubi. It worked before migration from wubi though. IDK why it doesnt work anymore.
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Can't boot after update to 16.04 - BusyBox shell appears

I have a dual boot Win7Pro/Ubuntu on an HP Probook 6550b. Everything worked fine until I did an upgrade to 16.04. When trying to boot in Ubuntu I get this message : BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-...
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16.04 Lts doesn't contain auto run and wubi file [duplicate]

I have downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 from its website through a torrent, but I am unable to install it because it doesn't contain auto run and wubi files. What to do now?
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Is there a replacement for WUBI?

I used to have Xubuntu 11.10 side-by-side with my Windows installation, installed via WUBI from Windows. After upgrading to Windows 10, however, this doesn't start any more, so I wanted to reinstall ...
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Wubi on Windows 10

..yes I managed that. It works just by some magic I suppose. I would like to try something else now: multiple wubi installation side by side.. By this I would have multiple entries in BCD. But I ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu — Wubi does not currently support EFI [duplicate]

I have the .iso image of Ubuntu 15.10 that a friend gave to me. I have a pre-installed Windows 10. When I mount the image and run wubi.exe, it gives the following error: Wubi does not currently ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 installation through wubi.exe

I am facing the following problem during the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
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No root file system is defined , what should I do?

When I try to install Ubuntu in Windows 10 using wubi.exe, when I boot, I get an error says No root file system is defined and the installation is not complete. Please help.
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Error during the installation of Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.04 but whenever I try to install it from a DVD or just by the Wubi setup itself I get an error message saying: An Error occurred: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ...
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Wubi.exe 14.04 cannot download metalink and therefore the iso [duplicate]

For some reason its giving me the error: cannot download metalink and therefore the iso ... And i straight downloaded ubuntu desktop 32 bit from website.. Im confused on why is that. Please help Here ...
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Installing wubi on Windows 8.1 [closed]

can anyone guide me how to install wubi on W8.1. I have heard that there is a UEFI related issue on W8.1.
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downloading Wubi installer

As per the instructions on the Ubuntu Wiki Wubi Guide I have gone to the Ubuntu Windows Installer cdimages page to download Wubi installer for Ubuntu automatic installation, but there is nothing ...
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Downloaded ubuntu from this site but it is not an ISO file. How to make it bootable? [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Desktop (64-bit) using bit torrent link given on this site http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads , but when i unzipped it, there was no iso file in it. ...
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Cant find wubi.exe in my files [duplicate]

I downloaded all the files that came along the iso of ubuntu 15.10 provided on the ubuntu website. But when i copied them to a usb, it shows no signs of the 15.10 installer. PLSSSS help!!!
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Wubi Error For Uuntu

I wanted to install Ubuntu through Wubi but I get and error. Here's my log: Wubi Log
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ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

So I downloaded the iso : ubuntu- 14.04.3 -desktop- amd64 in order to burn it to a USB key to this I used the pendrive which allows me to burn the iso on my key . After that I opened the app Wubi to ...
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Can't install application [duplicate]

When I try to install any version of Wubi,appears message which asks me to Burn DVD E. And no choice to change it,or reject. Regards, M.Shahbazov
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Ubuntu 14.04.03 blank screen on install (Nvidia 970 Graphics Card)

When installing Ubuntu 14.04.03 alongside Windows 10 using wubi the installer seems to start, but never displays anything on the screen. This is the hardware I am trying to install it on http://...
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Aborted Ubuntu installation

I have aborted an Ubuntu installation. Now the label and icon of one of my disk drive is changed to Install Ubuntu (C:) I tried to rename it manually but i failed. Can it be fixed ?
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Ubuntu 15.10 Startup USB does not contain wubi and cannot boot in Windows [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 and created a startup disk with two different programs (xboot and pendrive...) The result in both cases is a startup disk that cannot start up/boot in Windows. And no .exe ...
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Formatting the loopback device?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, I used the Windows installer to install it aside with Windows 7. I chose the same partition as it has enough space. I got this message when the computer rebooted and I'm afraid ...