How to convert Wubi install into regular install?

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There are some ways to migrate your Wubi installation to a separated partition, but I'll cover the most secure one: Using a Live USB/CD

First of all, you should:

Know where is your root.disk file in the Live USB. You should have a copy of this helper on your Live system: wubi-move Create the partition where your system will be migrated.

Seems counterclockwise but lets start working that way.

Create the partition

Boot using your live CD/USB (I will write live or ubuntu from here on) and select Try without modifying the system, and once you logged on, do the following:

Hit the Meta key (or Windows key), write "gparted" and hit enter. Your physical drive should start with sda, then resized your partitions to create some free space, remembering that it should be the same or bigger than your root.disk file. Create a ext4 (optional a swap) partition on this space. Note up the name of the partition (something like /dev/sda5, if you created the swap you...
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[mwm-aal-display] Hello everyone, on this page you will learn how to install Ubuntu on Windows with Wubi. Before we begin, let’s first learn a little bit on what is Wubi and how it works with your Windows 7 operating system.

What is Wubi?

Wubi is an officially supported installer for Windows XP, Vista and 7 users that allows Ubuntu to be installed and uninstalled in a safe, easy way as with any other Windows application/program.

How to Download Wubi?

To download Wubi, which works up to version 13.10 Ubuntu you must click here. Wubi is only around 2.4mb in size.

How to Install Ubuntu With Wubi

Run Wubi.exe, insert a password for the new account, adjust other settings such as the disk space, and click “install”. The installation process from this point on is fully automatic. The installation files (approximately 700MB) will be downloaded and checked, after which you will be asked to reboot. Do so and select Ubuntu at the boot screen. The...
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Post by Gordon

Would I gain any advantages by doing this? I currently have installed

Ubuntu 9.04 via WUBI in Vista Home Premium. Would there be any

performance advantage (say), or other benefits compared to the time

involved in taking backups of everything, ensuring that all email had

been converted from Outlook to Thunderbird (actually already done

that...)and then removing Vista completely and re-installing Ubuntu

or wouldn't it make much difference?


An install of Ubuntu via wubi exists inside vista, looking like a vista

folder, and Ubuntu does not have its own partition.

There are significant advantages for some users by use of wubi. However

a disadvantage of this is slight loss of prfornmance although I doublt

if I could tell the differernce, but also a longer term risk of problems

which might result if there was a sudden power loss, which the file

system type in wubi is not very...

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The information in this thread have been moved to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

A thread for discussion of the wiki page only can be found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2012400

Thread closed.

This HOWTO has been moved to a community-maintained Wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

For the reason why, see here.
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This HOWTO describes how to migrate a Wubi install to partition. The partition(s) must be created already - this is not covered in this guide (but see here). The examples shown below assume the target partition is /dev/sda5 and the swap partition (if required) is /dev/sda6.

Automatic migration
The migration supports Wubi installs from 8.04 to 12.04, with Grub2 or grub-legacy.
First download the attached file wubi-move-2.2.tar.gz to your Downloads directory, right-click and choose "Extract here".
The rest of the...

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Introduction

In a galaxy far far away, in a time period before the Unity desktop ever existed it was possible to install Ubuntu using a Windows application called WUBI.

WUBI worked like any other application installer and when you booted your computer you could choose whether to use Windows or Ubuntu.

Installing Ubuntu in this way was much easier than the way we do things now as the common methods used today are to dual boot on separate partitions or run Ubuntu in a virtual machine.

(There are many different virtual machine software programs to from which to choose.)

Ubuntu dropped support for WUBI a long time ago and it is not part of the ISO image any longer however there is still an active WUBI project and in this guide I will show you how to install Ubuntu using WUBI and how to boot from it.

How To Get WUBI

You can get WUBI from https://github.com/hakuna-m/wubiuefi/releases.

The linked page has a number of different...

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The Windows-based Ubuntu Installer (Wubi) allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu from within Microsoft Windows. It lets a Microsoft Windows user try Ubuntu without risking any data loss due to disk formatting or partitioning.

Wubi requires Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7.

NOTE: Hibernation is not supported when installing Ubuntu via Wubi.

Download Wubi

Download Wubi from the Ubuntu Windows Installer Download page, this will download the latest version by default. You can download other versions of Ubuntu

Install Ubuntu

Within Microsoft Windows, place your downloaded ISO in the same directory as the Wubi, and run the installer.

In the Installation Drive list, select the drive that you want to install Ubuntu. In the Installation Size list, select the amount of space that you want to allocate to Ubuntu.

In the Desktop Environment list, select Ubuntu. If you wish to install Kubuntu, Xubuntu or another official...

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I have installed Ubuntu on my D: partition using Wubi. Is there any way in which I can remove my Windows from C: drive and move my existing Ubuntu installation to C: drive and make it a regular install.

Please refer to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

This above Wiki has a downloadable bash script that migrates a Wubi install to a partition. It also has a link to the manual instructions required to migrate a Wubi install, although these are not recommended because the script contains many additional safety checks. The script does the following:

Checks the current install being migrated e.g. Wubi?, size?, type of grub? Checks the target partition(s) and swap if included. The target partitions must be type '83 - Linux', empty and large enough to hold the install being migrated. Provides feedback to the user of any errors, or notifies the user what changes the script will make and asks the user whether or not they wish to proceed. Formats the target...
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fmakawa

Last Updated October 01, 2017 10:02 AM

So I installed wubi which was a running Ubuntu 16.04 system (because I dlwasnt sure of the setup and am new to Linux). My main os is Windows 10. I like Ubuntu and my work was going well except wubi froze a couple of times. My troubleshoot highlighted that there know issues regarding wubi and installing on PC on Windows 8 and higher. So I decided to install Ubuntu fully as a side by side since I do still like using Windows 10 for some things. My problem however is that I had already moved along quite deeply into my wubi install and would like to migrate my data and apps and setting to the new Ubuntu install. The stuff I have found regarding migration is all on either having Ubuntu as the only OS or doing a new install rather than moving to an existing...

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I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Wubi installer while running Windows, because my PC does not accept my BootCD as a bootable medium.

But Wubi showed me this error:

Ubuntu-Installationsprogramm (X) Ein Fehler ist aufgetreten: Could not retrieve the required disk image files Weiter Informationen finden Sie in der Protokolldatei: c:\users\username\appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.10-rev273.log

What can I do, because I want to get rid of my Windows 7 and use the way better Ubuntu 12.10?

Thanks for your huge answer, now my next problem after trying to install wubi with the .iso is, that the same error shows up again and i am not shure which part of the errorreport you need.

Can you tell me? Because i'm not that good at linux.

I cannot tell you exactly what went wrong, because you didn't include anything from the log file the error message told you has more information.

However, the general problem is that the Wubi installer is unable to...

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Most users out there are already running Windows, but if you’d like to give an alternative operating system a try; Ubuntu is a free, and easy to use version of Linux. Yesterday we asked groovy readers what was stopping you from giving ubuntu a try, and many said it was because “I don’t know how to safely install it on my computer.” Well, look no further! With Wubi, installing ubuntu is so easy that even my twice-removed 2nd cousin’s grandmother figured out how to do it, and that is saying a lot! On a serious note, most of the installation is automated, and our guide below will narrow out any confusion, if that is even possible…

Wubi (Windows-based ubuntu installer) is a free, open-source program that will automatically setup ubuntu as a disk-image on your computer. This means that you can install ubuntu on your computer, but easily move or remove it if you need to. And don’t worry, when you install ubunutu using Wubi, you can easily switch back and forth into...

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Please refer to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

This above Wiki has a downloadable bash script that migrates a Wubi install to a partition. It also has a link to the manual instructions required to migrate a Wubi install, although these are not recommended because the script contains many additional safety checks. The script does the following:

Checks the current install being migrated e.g. Wubi?, size?, type of grub? Checks the target partition(s) and swap if included. The target partitions must be type '83 - Linux', empty and large enough to hold the install being migrated. Provides feedback to the user of any errors, or notifies the user what changes the script will make and asks the user whether or not they wish to proceed. Formats the target partition(s), copies the current install to the new migrated install. Updates the /etc/fstab and enables hibernation (see README notes) Chroots to the migrated install, removes lupin-support, then generates the...
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DARKDEATH -: pls help fast mate i had a problem with wubi and dont download An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the log file: c:\user(username)\adddata\local\temp\wubi-12.04-rev266.log

Prabhu Prakash: what should i do to have dual boot

Prabhu Prakash: but it go to windows 10

johnfromcork: Thanks for the tutorial matthew, it is really helpful.

The CAPIMR: oprating system is not the same as procesor bit you might have a 64 bit procesor and runnig a 32 bit operating system

buckeyeinblack: What version of daemon should I download?

matthew valovich: hay thats weird my name is matthew to dude thanks for showing me this i love ubuntu now i love it :-)

BloodRaceKING - Mobile: Ubuntu Now Released 14.04 LTS Now They:Don't Use Yes USB No CD Help!

Jane E Millar: This sounds like what I need! I want to use Ubuntu and Windows and be able to decide which one on my boot up. I don't have a CD...

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This question already has an answer here:

How do I force Wubi to download and install 32 bit version? 5 answers

From wubiguide:

Double check on shortcut

To modify arguments, right-click Wubi.exe and select "Create Shortcut". Then right-click the shortcut, select Properties, and modify the Target line, for example: "C:\Documents and Settings\\Desktop\wubi.exe" --32bit

OR

Download 32bit ISO and place it in the same folder as Wubi.exe

I accidentally installed the 32-bit iso file(this file is supposed to be burned to a CD).

Make a new folder on the desktop and put both wubi and the iso file in it as it says, place the iso file in the same folder as the wubi.exe.

Click and drag and drop the iso file onto the wubi.exe icon and the installer will open up.

I am not sure which one of these worked but it did whether it was placing both in the same folder or placing the iso file on...

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This method has been depreciated and determined UNSAFE. Use this method instead: See "In place Resizing"

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... st10590851

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[Edit] Retracted request for sticky. Can someone review this to see if its safe? According to the Linux man page for e2fsck, this is not supposed to be executed on a mounted file system, yet when you are you booted into LM and running your Wubi this file system is mounted. So maybe I got lucky; that would explain the extra fsck's run and the double reboots. Maybe it is safer or even imperative to do this from a Live CD? It did work for me as documented, but may be ill advised until further review.

http://linux.die.net/man/8/e2fsck

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This guide is for Linux Mint (LM) 15 Mate Olivia...

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