I'm posting from work, so I'm not in front of my home PC right now--but I do have a wubi question (since I'm about to try using wubi to install Ubuntu on a computer here at work (that computer has no optical drive and I have no thumb drive to hand, thus the need for wubi), and depending on outcome I'll try it at home):
Specifically, should I devote a separate drive to Ubuntu, or should
hi guys, having issues installing via wubi for some reason. should add i had previously installed 12.04 lts via wubi with no problems, only to have it borked from some update or something... uninstalled via wubi thru windows 8, trying to reinstall.
wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files (wubi.exe and iso) placed in the same folder and wubi was run, the whole process didn't take more than 1-5 minutes to complete.
But this is changed in ubuntu 14.04, I did the same process.
I am trying to silently install ubuntu using wubi. When I start wubi.exe on windows, a dialog box comes which asks for user information like username, password,etc. I want to skip this dialog box i.e. I want to by pass this step.
I am brand-spanking-new at using any form of linux and, after accidently deleting my windows partition from inside wubi, reformatting my little Aspire One's hard-drive, and re-installing windows and wubi, I am nearly ready to migrate my wubi into its own partition.
First time poster here. I am trying to run Ubuntu on Windows 7 64-bit using Wubi. On my first couple of tries it gave me the "Extraction failed with code: 2". Then I manually downloaded the iso ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso (choosing the 64-bit version from the dropdown) to my desktop where the wubi.exe is. I'm still having the same issue.
I know... Wubi is bad... Wubi is dead... Wubi is lame... Wubi is hated by everybody and very dangerous, it fails on EFI hardware, everybody sings: "No Wubi - No cry", and so on...
Yes. I understand. You are right.
But... ;) I like to experiment.
Yeah. I love to try stupid things!
So, this is no newbie question. I am just a crazy nerd who loves to fiddle.