Questions tagged [wubi]

Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning. However, it's been abandoned for years and is depreciated.

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How to open WUBI disk files in Windows?

I have an Ubuntu MATE 20.04 installation made using WUBI, i want to access the Ubuntu files from Windows 7, i tried using Ext2explore and Explore2fs, none worked, Ext2explore showed the files and ...
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Any alternatives for Wubi? [duplicate]

Is there any alternative installers for Wubi to install Ubuntu? I tried to install Ubuntu desktop in my Windows 7 system, but my OS doesn't have an application to install Ubuntu desktop. I tried using ...
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I'm not able to install Wubi installer in my PC. When installing Wubi in my Windows 7, “Could not retrieve the required disk image files” appears [duplicate]

I have downloaded wubi as wubi.exe. when installing it in my windows 7, it shows an error. Please let me know the reason to solve this. even if i try to install it in my separate USB or DVD, it shows ...
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Stuck in wubi completing ubuntu installation [duplicate]

So i really new to this kind of stuff when i tried installing ubuntu via wubi the firts half minute the instalation goes fine but until i get to this black console its just stuck it say completing the ...
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install ubuntu in a file on windows partition (similar to Wubi installer) [closed]

I am installing ubuntu in a file on my ntfs windows partition. This is quite easy to do: disable safe boot in bios you might also need to set AHCI SSD interface access boot and run live cd open a ...
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GRUB menu when dual-boot with wubi “you need to lead the kernel first” nothing has worked so far

I'm a total noob at this so forgive me. First of all i decided to install ubuntu using wubi and when i booted it using BIOS i got a grub menu, typing "boot" would just tell me "you need to load the ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu - Complete Newbie [duplicate]

I just wanted to ask on what would you recommend. I am casual Windows user and I plan on transitioning to Linux, based on what I've read so far it seems that Ubuntu is a good fit however what I'm ...
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Is there any Linux based ubuntu installer like wubi?

I have a kali live CD and I'd like to install ubuntu on my HD, unfortunately I have no USB drives so I was wondering if there is some wubi like installer for Linux, or an alternative way to install ...
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problem with the install ubuntu 18.04.2

I need some help to Install ubuntu (I had tried to install 18.04.2& 19.04 & 14.04.6) on my laptop (asus model N752VX original windows 10 home from asus ). I have already asked for help from ...
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Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported in Wubi Ubuntu

Installed ubuntu along with Windows 10 using Wubiuefi. After rebooting to Ubuntu, GRUB menu is loading with Error Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible ...
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Please help regarding Ubuntu installation via wubi installer [duplicate]

I'm having Windows 10 on my system, but I want to dual boot my OS. For that purpose I installed Wubi Ubuntu installer but at the start of installation they are asking for EFI partition? Can anyone ...
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Installing ubuntu usinng wubi.exe taking me to grub menu

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 using wubi.exe on Windows 10. Restarted the system after installation and it took me to grub menu. What should I do get out of Grub menu and boot to Ubuntu?
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alternative installation [duplicate]

I have been trying unsuccessfully to install ubuntu or lubuntu to my dell d420 laptop. Unfortunately I have no way to change boot device order, as I don't have the password to make the changes from ...
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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't Ubuntu 16.04 in Windows have ubuntu.exe?

A couple of months ago Ubuntu had an ubuntu.exe file inside the ISO, so I was able to run Ubuntu in my Windows by clicking ubuntu.exe after installing it with wubi.exe. Now in Ubuntu 16.04 it seems ...
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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 in Windows 10?

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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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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