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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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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remastersys should do the trick - it will create a livecd with your current package selection in distribution mode, or a livecd including your own files in backupmode. You can probably run the installer from that to do a linux install. I've not checked to see if the windows installer/wubi will work though.


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From Can I copy my wubi install between machines? : Make sure you haven't got custom drivers installed (or remove them if you have) Make sure you installed the same Ubuntu release on the new machine Load the install on the new machine, when you see the grub menu press 'e' on the first entry and note xxx and yyy: set root=(xxx) e.g. (hd0,msdos2) linux ...


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I assume you know how to boot from USB/CD etc and have all the installation software you need? First, install Windows. Don't worry too much about drivers/service packs etc. Once you get the first welcome screen, Shut down. Secondly install BT5.3 - During install you will get the option to Install backtrack/ubuntu alongside windows 7. Make sure you select ...


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If you put your computer into CSM mode then you will have to reinstall Windows 8. CSM makes the computer boot with a BIOS and non-CSM boots with UEFI. The way the hard-disks are laid out (MBR, and GPT) are different with each mode and that is why they are incompatible. Ubuntu's wiki item (shim bootloader with Microsoft key) provides the best advice for ...


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You can get the installer for Windows here: WUBI installer for Ubuntu Check the attached image for the Wubi screen. the password and username here are meant for your Ubuntu installation, not Windows. Even 5 GB is enough for a basic installation of Ubuntu, however, you will need more as you install software packages and user files under the Ubuntu drive. ...


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Wow, someone actually used that thing! I would not expect there to be. Ubuntu markets itself for the new Linux user and takes every opportunity to make the switch easier. Mint is not Ubuntu, they take what they like of the Ubuntu fork and make the rest less Ubuntu. I know of no TP Wubi... Also, even with Wubi it is going away. Partially because it does ...


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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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First of all, make a backup of your Wubi installation file. That should be the file C:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk. Do not try to boot your Wubi installation before doing this, as this may overwrite the data you deleted. To try and recover the data, boot your computer from a Linux rescue CD (or copy the Wubi file to a Linux computer, or to a removable media). ...


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By default wubi installer shows only the disk drive letters only during the installation. After the installation you may make that Ubuntu folder as a hidden folder by right click and set properties. If you hide or move the installation folder to some other location you have to edit the GRUB menu manually by mentioning the new location .It will more risky for ...


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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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The boot menu is not part of your bios (as you had tagged your question), but displayed by the boot manager (sometimes "boot loader"). In Windows XP and earlier, the boot menu items are stored in \boot.ini of your system volume; you can edit the text file directly with Notepad, or run bootcfg /delete /id entryid from Command Prompt. (To list entry IDs, run ...


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You could always set up a virtual machine using a program like VirtualBox, and then install Windows 8 on that.


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



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