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

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How does WUBI handle partitions upon shutdown?

Alright, so, basically, I'm trying to boot up Gentoo in a manner similar to WUBI; I have an installation on an ext4-formatted loopback file, BURG installed under the Windows Bootloader, and the ...
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How is Wubi different from dual-booting or a VM image?

The only difference that I see between regular dual-booting and Wubi is that the latter has a more user-friendly installation process, but otherwise it seems to be the same. Am I missing something ...
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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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Windows 7 Loading Very Slow

I've had a problem that only started to occur yesterday. When I boot into Windows 7 and log on to my user account, the computer gets very laggy and slow for at least 5 minutes. Icons take ages to ...
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Wubi-like installer for Fedora?

Is there an application like Wubi for other Linux distributions? More specifically, I'd love to install Fedora without a dedicated partition or changing my bootloader.
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How to increase disk space in Wubi (Ubuntu via windows)?

I installed Ubuntu via Windows 7. I allocated only 8 GB space to it, but unfortunately now I want more space without reinstalling or creating another partition. Is there any way to increase the disk ...
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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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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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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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su command in ubuntu installed in wubi didn't work

I am new linux user especially on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu Lucid Lynx using in Windows XP using Wubi. When I'm trying install java, it require su command, the instruction on java said I have to ...
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How does it hurt to use Linux (Ubuntu) as a guest OS for all my tasks?

I have a machine running Windows, where the disk has two partitions C (50 GB) and D (250GB). I do research in Information Retrieval and need to work with a large corpus (more than 50 GB) and in ...
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how to turn off all presence notifications ubuntu pidgin 2.5.5?

How do I turn off all presence notifications ubuntu pidgin 2.5.5? I right-clicked "cancel presence notification" but that is only for one user, and it doesn't persist.
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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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How do I access files inside a Wubi virtual ext4 Ubuntu partition from within Windows?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi on a PC that has Windows XP and Windows 7 installed. I was working in it for a while and everything is just fine. However, when I booted back into Windows 7, ...
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Cannot open an external hard drive in Windows

In Windows 7, I was installing Ubuntu using Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu installer) to an external hard drive when suddenly it disconnected from the PC. After I connected it back to the PC, and ...
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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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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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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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Install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 without CD/USB/WUBI from HDD on WinXP

I have downloded the Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 ISO file. When I mount it on a Virtual drive it gives me the option to install it via CD(restart and boot from disc) or use the WUBI installer. The WUBI ...
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Access the partition where I installed Wubi in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS through Wubi on Windows XP. I installed it in a partition (say J:) and the installation went fine. I can access my other NTFS partitions normally in Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on Windows 7 with BitLocker?

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 using Wubi on a Windows 7 x64 on the first partion that is NTFS and it's using BitLocker and it does fail to load. Is it Wubi incompatible with BitLocker or there is a way to ...
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Mounting ubuntu's root.disk in Windows 7

I've got Ubuntu 9.10 installed in an NTFS partition. After an update, I started getting kernel panics, so I need to reinstall it. But before I do that, I need to retrieve and backup my home directory. ...
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Sharing files between Vista and a Wubi Ubuntu installation

Is it possible? If yes, how?
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on dual-boot system, Ubuntu stopped booting; it now just goes to Grub

I have a dual-boot system, Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu has been freezing occasionally. I've just been turning the computer off and back on when that happens. The last time it happened, I turned ...
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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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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Wubi contain UNR?

I'd like to avoid the repartitioning that's required when installing Ubuntu "for real". Wubi is the perfect answer because it just goes inside the Windows partition that's already there. I know that ...
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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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I tried installing Ubuntu 10.04 and I got this message - any ideas on what to do?

No root file system defined. Please correct this from the partition menu. This message shows up when I first boot into Ubuntu after the installation. I installed it by mounting the ISO with Daemon ...
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Wubi and Vista 64 bits can't work

First of all, I have posted this issue at Ubuntu Forum without success yet. Hello, I have downloaded "kubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso" and I have mounted it on my Windows Vista 64 bits Ultimate. I ...
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Ubuntu Not Starting After Installing Software Updates

I just did a software update on my Ubuntu 9.10. After that it asked me to restart my system. Once I did that, grub opened a command prompt. How do I run ubuntu now? Ubuntu 9.10 was installed 1 ...
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safeboot and wubi

Having read various posts it seems clear that installing Wubi on a machine which already has safeboot installed with disk encryption is a non-starter at the moment - nor is repartitioning the disk it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...