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WUBI is similar to dual-booting and not virtualization. It is not a virtual machine, but creates a stand-alone installation within a loopmounted device, also known as a disk image This means that you will have to reboot your computer and select the respective entry in order to access a WUBI Ubuntu installation. It does not run inside windows, but its ...


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wubi install doesn't require you to create partitions - that's a major distinction. The filesystem under a wubi install is contained in a single file. Because of the emulated filesystem-in-a-file, there might be performance differences, and lack of some features such as Hibernate. Nothing is emulated(except the filesystem, where a file is mounted on a ...


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Press Win+R Type cmd and press Enter Type your command in the resulting window, it should stay open after the command has finished. To run a command with elevated privileges (as Administrator), do the following (Vista/7 only): Press Win Type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, confirm the following dialog by pressing "Yes". Type your command in the resulting ...


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Yes, there is a Wubi for Linux Mint. And it works- at least on my Windows XP and with Linux Mint 15. You will need the .iso and a program like Power ISO. You just open the .iso file with Power ISO and search for mint4win.exe. Open that as admin and the rest is the same as with Wubi.


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I would personally use virtualbox. It's free, mostly opensource, and extremely easy to use. It works great on Windows with every linux distribution guest OS I've tried, including: ubuntu linux-mint debian archlinux gentoo systemrescuecd (gentoo based) A novice can have a linux virtual machine up and running within a half hour. I've run it on Mac OS X, ...


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do you mean su comand, or sudo command ? - the sudo command needs the password of the normal user, and su needs the root password. By default in ubuntu the root account has no password and you get to it by "becoming root" via sudo. try sudo -i give it your normal password, then do passwd root and you should be able to set a password for the root user. Then ...


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Presence notifications are the way that other users see your status (e.g. Online, Offline, Away) using the XMPP/Jabber protocol. Pidgin's behavior (only canceling the presence notification for the selected user) seems to make sense. Similarly, the Unsubscribe option on the same menu will stop you from being able to see their status. However, since you ...


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It is different from a virtual machine because you are not wasting resources on running the underlying host OS, and only the filesystem is emulated. With Wubi, you have to run Linux from the emulated filesystem stored in a flat file, much like a virtual disk (e.g. vmdk). With a virtual machine, you have to run the host OS, The Guest OS, and emulate the ...


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I typically have folks run a Wubi install for a week or so before migrating to be sure. From where you are I would suggest the following route to a dual boot system. Remove the Wubi install using normal Windows remove software procedures. Remove large un needed files from your windows system. Use a good defragger to consolidate the ...


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Did you ever solve this? I see the question was asked 2 years ago, but anyway... You need the line insmod part_msdos somewhere in the grub.cfg file. I couldn't find it in the log you posted. I just had a similar problem using a hdd that has a GUID Partition Table instead of an MBR; then you need the line insmod part_gpt


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Answer is in the Wubi guide: Can I force Wubi to download and install a 32 bit version of Ubuntu? Yes: either pre-download the appropriate 32 bit ISO manually and place it in the same folder as Wubi.exe or start Wubi with the "--32bit" argument. To modify arguments, right-click Wubi.exe and select "Create Shortcut". Then right-click the ...


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If you are on xp or lower go to boot.ini and delete the entry for ubuntu. If you are on vista or higher run cmd as admin type in bcdedit go to the boot loader section locate the os entry that you need to remove copy the entry against identifier type in Bcdedit /delete {boot loader identifier} braces are required


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Instead of running ping example.com you can do cmd /k ping example.com and the cmd window will remain open. Generally i use "cmd /k " to run something and keep it open until i close it


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Unfortunately, there is no such thing for Mac OS X. The "wubi" installer is Ubuntu-specific and only available for Windows. Your best bet is to use VirtualBox for Mac OS X to test any distro you like.


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What you're looking for is called booting from a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk). Assuming you have Windows 8 Pro, you can install it in a VHD file on your hard disk and boot from it as if it were installed on its own partition. See this article for instructions (they're for the Developer Preview, but should apply to the RTM version as well). If you have regular (...


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this is the method I use... install Ubuntu using WUBI on target PC and copy your Wubi ROOT.DISK file to the same location in the other PC and replace it. next you have to use a ubuntu live cd.boot from the live cd then mount the windows partition (if your Ubuntu installation is in windows partition) sudo mkdir /win sudo mount /dev/sda1 /win Replace sda1 ...


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You can do that easily. You'll need an extra ubuntu or lubuntu ISO image. Extract Wubi.exe from the ISO file and put the ISO file and the Wubi.exe at drive C. Then run Wubi and install Ubuntu. After it finishes installation don't restart your computer. Goto C://Ubuntu/install/boot, then replace these 3 files: VMLINUZ INITRD.LZ MD5SUM with the same files ...


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WUBI has always been a second-best method of installing Linux, even in BIOS mode, so its incompatibility with EFI-mode booting is no great loss, IMHO. WUBI's greatest strength is that it enables installation without modifying existing partitions, and that can be done as well, if not better, via virtualization technologies like VMware or VirtualBox. Rather ...


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If you grab wubi.exe from the Wubi site, you can choose the Netbook Remix as the Desktop Environment to be installed (it's the second option in the Desktop Environment dropdown). Alternately, you can install the default Ubuntu via Wubi, and add UNR to your installation later by installing the ubuntu-netbook-remix meta package via Synaptic or Aptitude. That ...


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This thread on ubuntu's forums gives a tutorial on how to mount the disk from a Linux live CD or another Linux OS. It could also possibly be done through Windows in CygWin (can't link since I am a new user on SU) but I would just stick with the live CD. You do not have to create that script, in fact I would recommend doing it manually so that it's easier ...


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According to this guide, you can use LVPM As an alternative, you can use the following script to move /home to a dedicated virtual disk. Download wubi-add-virtual-disk, open a terminal and run: sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 15000 Where the first argument is the directory to move to a new dedicated disk, and the second argument is the size in MB. ...


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Yes, it's called Fedora now. No WUBI is an Ubuntu creation.


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I fixed my problem through fixing the hard disk. I used chkdsk /B on an elevated Command Prompt to mark off bad clusters. My problem was with the event log file and index files; that explains why startup was slow. I will need a new hard disk soon, but it is the bad disk that caused all the problems. If an image file used as a background caused the slowness, ...


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It is available under /host directory. Got me at first too, figured it out be checking /etc/fstab


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There's a tricky way. Install VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine. Mount your target partition as raw-access physical drive to VirtualBox machine. Mount ISO to same VirtualBox machine as CDROM. Boot from the CDROM and install. This will not install boot manager, so you'll have to install it some other way. In order to mount physical drive to ...


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No. Host is the mount point for your windows partition. You shouldn't delete it.


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Wubi itself isn't a filesystem. It is simply files put onto a Windows partition. If your wanting to convert it to a real partition, I'd suggest using ext4, as it is the default filesystem Ubuntu uses in a real install.


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Its an image, booted from grub (which can boot raw disk images) chainloaded from NTLDR or bcd using whatever's ubuntu's preferred file system - this would mean ext3 or 4. However this probably would not be a major factor in conversion from image to drive. On the other hand, the method that used to be 'preferred' for such moves. lvpm is depreciated, you'd ...


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IIRC Linux installed via wubi does not run on top of windows at all, it just runs from a "virtual disk" file in the Windows filesystem. Therefore you will not see any performance degradation such as the hit in I/O performance common with some virtualisation solutions. There will be a slight hit has all access to the vdisk files have to go through an extra ...



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