Wubi installer is a free and official distribution of Ubuntu Linux for Windows operating systems.

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Wubi like installation for bbqlinux

I would like to add bbqlinux to one of my laptops. I use it already as a standalone installation on my desktop pc but i would like to have it as a non/least invasive installation on my laptop too. I ...
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Unable to find files downloaded in Ubuntu

I am using Uuntu 12.04. By Wubi. I have faced two issues: 1) I downloaded .iso file of Ubuntu 12.04 from Mozilla and gave download path in Windows partition. But I cannot find the files downloaded. ...
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How to use Super Grub2 disk *.cfg scripts on partition with installed Grub2

How do I use Super Grub2 disk with all its files.cfg scripts on a partition which has installed Grub2? I tried to do a raw copy with dd to a partition, but it didn't work – only a raw copy to a whole ...
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is it possible to use wubi on windows 8 by enabling legacy support on BIOS?

I have been struggling to install ubuntu 13.04 on windows 8. because of UEFI, no existing ways (wubi, etc.) does not work and installing grub2 on the boot is a real pain. I see on the BIOS menu that ...
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Ubuntu screen resolution keeps resetting after restart

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (Wubi) with an NVIDIA card I want my screen resolution to be at 1920x1200. I set this by opening the NVIDIA X Server Settings, going to X Server Display Configuration, then I ...
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Reinstalling Wubi Ubuntu with old root.disk file

I recently successfully recovered Windows 7 with a Disk. However, this recovery has taken out my boot option for Ubuntu, which I downloaded through Wubi (Wubi installs Ubuntu as a folder within ...
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Computer not starting, diagnostic stuck on HDD

Please excuse my typing; because my computer is not working, I am on an iPod touch. I tried to boot up my Dell Inspiron laptop, but it freezes and shows a blank screen after the Dell load screen ...
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No root.disk while installing ubuntu

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows Vista using Wubi, offline with pre-downloaded .iso. I executed the following command from an elevated cmd, wubi.exe ...
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Stuck at the Thinkpad startup screen on first reboot after Wubi

I have just downloaded Wubi and Ubuntu and rebooted around 10 minutes ago. Oddly enough, I am stuck at the ThinkPad screen: What should I do from here? I have tried clicking the ThinkVantage ...
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Is there something like the Wubi installer for Linux Mint?

I want to use Linux Mint. I would like to know if there is something like the Wubi installer for Linux Mint? I searched on the Linux Mint website, but I couldn't find anything.
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How to dual boot Ubuntu/Win7 without password?

I have Win 7 ultimate on my C drive with a primary partition of 50GB. There is currently 14GB free. Is it possible to install Ubuntu side-by-side with existing win 7 on the same drive without ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu via Wubi, ubuntu/disks for backup?

I am about to do a full re-install of Ubuntu via Wubi and want to ensure nothing is lost when I uninstall. I've read that by downloading the entire C:/ubuntu/disks folder on Windows is the proper way ...
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Ubuntu 13.04's root password is invalid

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed with WUBI on my Windows 7. I'm using Ubuntu this way for more than a year, and pretty satisfied. I recently re-installed Ubuntu using the same wubi installer with wubi.exe ...
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Is the ubuntu a VM instance if I choose to install it alongside with windows via the wubi installer?

I recently installed a Ubuntu 12.10 64bit using wubi installer under Windows 8. Every time I start my machine, it will go to the Windows 8 bootloader first and then I can choose which operating system ...
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How to triple boot computer: backtrack 5r3, win7 and ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to triple boot xp, backtrack and 7 I want my computer to be triple booted: Backtrack 5r3, Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. It doesn't matter which will be the first to be ...
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Installing Windows 8 over Windows 7 with Ubuntu installed using wubi (both on `C:\`)

Current state I'm using both - Ubuntu (installed via Wubi on the same drive as Windows) and Windows 7 - quite frequently. I just bought the upgrade to Windows 8 and was curious to try it out, however ...
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Do I need to take a backup before installing Ubuntu through Wubi?

I have a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.04 with GRUB as boot manager. Now I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 along with these operating systems. I prefer Wubi, as it seems easy to ...
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Installing Windows 8 over Windows 7 with Ubuntu installed using wubi?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed using Wubi on my D:\ drive , while Windows 7 is installed in win C:\. Will installing Windows 8 over Windows 7 in C:\ render my Ubuntu installation unusable? If so: How ...
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Windows 8: Wubi uninstaller provided by Ubuntu 10.10 doesn’t work

A few days ago I migrated from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Some of the settings from the previous OS have been saved. For instance Ubuntu which was installed by Wubi ages ago. It still has its virtual ...
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Does Wubi virtually run Ubuntu?

I would like to install Ubuntu Linux next to my primary Windows 7 OS. I found Wubi which helps you with a simple installation/uninstallation procedure for Ubuntu. But the wiki says that Wubi uses ...
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Should I install Ubuntu using Wubi onto the same partition as Windows 7 or into a different partition?

I have 250 GB hard drive with four partitions of equal size (C:, D:, E:, F:). Windows 7 is installed in C:. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. Should I install Ubuntu into the same ...
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How to take a copy of wubi ubuntu system as it is?

I have installed ubuntu (as a dual boot) using wubi (Windows-based UBuntu Installer) installer for windows, and have been working in linux since then. Now that I have many projects with many ...
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Windows Vista black screen after attemped Wubi Ubuntu install

Yesterday I attempted to do a dual boot install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. I tried the traditional liveusb install method, but the installer ran into an error while attempting to ...
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installer like Wubi for windows 8

I want to install windows 8 on my windows 7 machine but the problem is I can't make a new partition because there is a limit of 4 partitions at the most which I can't cross. To install windows 8 I ...
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Does Windows 8 support wubi installation?

I recently installed Windows 8 from MSDN. I used to install Linux within Windows in my Windows operating systems. But when I tried to install my Ubuntu 10.10 with Wubi installer the option to install ...
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How to install a Linux distro from within Mac OS X

I want to install a Linux distro on my Mac from within Mac OS X (that is, without first rebooting into a separate installer environment). Just like Ubuntu's Wubi installer allows you to install ...
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installing ubuntu in offline mode

I have made a dual boot of fedora 16 and windows 7. I wanted to make a triple boot by installing ubuntu 11 which i just downloaded (iso file 695 MB) from their official website. Can i install it in ...
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Trade Windows for Wubi

After having enough of Windows' instability, I have decided to migrate to Ubuntu permanently. I have Ubuntu installed through Wubi and I am wondering if there is a painless way to delete windows ...
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Ubuntu Wubi Kernel Panic

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi to a Windows 7 NTFS drive. Everything worked ok -- after I booted into Ubuntu I did all the upgrades and everything was ok and I rebooted etc. However today, ...
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How can I run a shell command in Windows without the shell closing itself automatically?

According to this post, I run that command but a black page flashes and disappears. What should I do to see the result? I rebooted but it doesn't take effect.
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Removing Ubuntu boot option?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows, then decided I didn't need it, so I tried to uninstall. It needed the disc, which I didn't have at the time, and I really needed the space, so I just deleted the ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 11.10 with wubi

I had a dualboot on my Dell 8400: Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.4. Windows no longer works. I got the blue screen of death, and I can no longer boot into Windows, but I can boot into Ubuntu. I want to do ...
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When and where does Wubi mount it's virtual disks?

My use of the wubi-new-virtual-disk command made Wubi start mounting this new virtual home disk over my /home folder. After the use of the script failed, I am left with Wubi constantly remounting an ...
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Ubuntu installed through Wubi does not boot due to “NTFS: error 'prefix' is not set”

I installed Wubi on my Windows XP Professional SP3. So when I start the system I get the menu where I select OS to start: Windows or Ubuntu. When I select Ubuntu, I get to a black screen with message ...
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How to get WUBI to install to a certain directory in Windows 7

How would I get WUBI to install to a specified directory other than the default one in c drive? In Windows 7. Could I get all of the files to maybe go to the hidden boot folder also on the C: drive.
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Are there any disadvantages installing Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi?

I will install Ubuntu on my machine on another HDD (an empty partition for Ubuntu). I will do this with Wubi to avoid having to burn a CD and is more practical at the moment. Is there any problem ...
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Error when installing wubi on windows 7

Im installing ubuntu on windows 7(wubi 11.10): when its nearly done it gives me this error in the log file: Usage: /cygdrive/c/Users/Psao/AppData/Local/Temp/pyl10D2.tmp/bin/resize2fs.exe -f ...
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Is it possible to boot a Wubi/Ubuntu system in a virtual machine?

I think the title says it all. Is there any method for doing this? I've Googled around but only found solutions to similar, but not identical problems, and just plain non-answers from people who don't ...
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Recover deleted files after reinstalling WUBI

I have reinstalled Ubuntu on my machine using WUBI installer. So the all data from the previous installation is gone. Is it still possible to recover files from the previous Ubuntu installation?
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Data rescue mission: Ubuntu, Wubi, and Windows

While working in my Ubuntu partition (set up via magic when I double-clicked a wubi.exe six months ago), I was uncareful and filled up my hard drive while trying to install some package I don't even ...
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How to run WINDOWS inside Linux via container (Reverse-WUBI)

Would it be possible to install Windows 7 to a virtual container, chainload, and boot it? This is similar to how WUBI boots Ubuntu inside windows. It wouldn't be hard to install windows to a ...
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Install 32 bit x86 version of Ubuntu 11.04 on a 64 bit capable Core 2 Duo computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Core 2 Duo PC using the 'Ubuntu installer for Windows' so that I can dual-boot to Windows 7 (32bit) or Ubuntu 11.04. I already have the x86 alternative ISO ...
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Recover deleted data with rm -rf (wubi ubuntu 10.10)

I accidentally deleted /home directory with sudo rm -rf... :( I tried to restore it with testdisk, but becouse Ubuntu is from Wubi, it cannot list filesystem and dont know another way to do this. ...
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Am I taking a performance hit from virtualizing in an Ubuntu Host installed via wubi?

I decided recently that since I virtualize all my programming environments there is basically no reason for me to be running Windows as a host OS. So, to get me started I installed Ubuntu via wubi and ...
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Which risks do I have using a Wubi installation for Ubuntu instead of a traditional Live cd?

My brother is afraid of windows malware and all that mess in the Windows World. He has a laptop with Windows Vista, and afraid to use internet banking and such in this machine. He can't use Linux (he ...
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What filesystem is Wubi?

I want to convert by Wubi Ubuntu install to a partition. But what filesystem is it? Which should I use?
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Mount Ubuntu .disk file as Virtual Drive on Windows

I installed Ubuntu "on" Windows Vista using the Wubi installer. The Ubuntu "disk" files are located in C:\ubuntu\disks\. (So, there's a large 30GB .disk file in that directory.) How can I "mount" it ...
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Will system restore “restore” a wubi root.disk?

I have Windows XP on C:, and installed Wubi Ubuntu 10.10 on D:\ubuntu. I encountered a power interruption while using XP. When the power got back, I booted into Ubuntu, detected the Windows wasn't ...
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Is there an easy way to convert 11.04 wubi install to a new partititon with no drawback?

I have a wubi install that is running great. Some of the setup though is pretty time intensive, and I didn't realize that WUBI was only meant for testing - I thought it would be equally as good as the ...
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How to run a WUBI Ubuntu installation from VMware fusion?

I have a Mac, running OSX as my host OS. I have a Boot Camp partition, which contains a WUBI install of Ubuntu. Is there some way that I can run the WUBI install of Ubuntu through VMware fusion, so ...