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Old 12-10-2009, 04:10 AM   #1
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First time with ubuntu


Morning all. I am new to Ubuntu and have come across my first problem . I downloaded ubunto from there site. Unziped and installed came up with a prompt about partition space ect then click install and restarted got to boot screen windows loads fine. But when i click ubuntu on boot menu then goes to a command line for grub. Is there something i need to type in to load the gui

Thanks Matthew
 
Old 12-10-2009, 04:39 AM   #2
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You unzipped and installed? You need to burn the ISO on a disk not unzip it.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 04:43 AM   #3
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I do not understand the complete situation. What did you do? Why did you unzip the file? For the matter of fact, the file is not zipped in the first place. It should be an iso file that you need to burn to a cd or dvd as an image.
You may not have installed Ubuntu correctly. But you should put more light on it. You are not too clear.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 04:48 AM   #4
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Hi there, a couple of links you may find useful.

Downloading Ubuntu
Burning Ubuntu
Installing Ubuntu etc..
 
Old 12-10-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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Hello all. Thanks for the fast feed back. i had the download paused on firefox and continued it the following down went to my downloads folder on windows 7 copied to a desktop folder was classed as unzip, right click unzip double clicked on .exe file came up with partition screen http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_viFPg4U1HOw/SBsGDtOqIeI/AAAAAAAAAT8/9Lk47xP9AO0/s320/Wubi_install_screen.png[/URL] clicked install and then restarted click on ubuntu came up with ubuntu logo in the middle of screen then goes to grub command line then every attemp after that its gone to the grub command line.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:00 AM   #6
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Ugh - wubi.
Just seen the update post. I'll withdraw from this discussion.

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:07 AM   #7
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Sorry, don't know anything about wubi..
You better post in the Ubuntu Forums, surely there are a lot of wubi users out there..
good luck.

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:14 AM   #8
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Well it is ment to be a dual boot so i can either windows or ubuntu
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:26 AM   #9
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@BanburyLinux, we aren't trying to piss on you - it's just (I guess) none of us have even looked at the Wubi installer.
If you really want a (normal) dual-boot system I'd suggest you uninstall Wubi, and go get a normal iso, and burn that to CD and install it. See the links above. Then we may be able to help if you still need it.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:30 AM   #10
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Thank you very much i thought i did download a dual boot one, i was not after one which runs within windows sorry for the inconvindence
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:34 AM   #11
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Well windows 7 just came out so I have no idea if wubi works with win7. It should and does work with vista and xp. Also when you install ubuntu using wubi, did you defrag the drive before installing?
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:51 AM   #12
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no i didnt do a de frag as i did think it was a dual boot one will unistall when i get back home
 
Old 12-10-2009, 06:01 AM   #13
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Wubi installs Ubuntu under windows as an application and not on its own partition. So it is not a dual boot in true sense. It is not also advised for regular production environment even on desktop machines as it will not give you the performance of an installed desktop. It would definitely be slower even on machines with good resources and the low performance is visible to the naked eye.
If you want to use Ubuntu on regular basis and want to dual boot it with win 7 then you should free some space on the drive, delete the drive from windows and install ubuntu on its own partition. It should not be too difficult.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 06:03 AM   #14
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Ugh - wubi.
It's not that bad. I can't say if and how it performs on 7, but I've tried it on XP and it's as good as a "real" Ubuntu install. As good as any other virtualisation software. OK for those who don't want to dual-boot. But it's probably not ready for use on 7 yet, as linuxlover.chaitanya said.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 06:07 AM   #15
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Well, I did try wubi on xp and it was much slower than the actual install. And I had expected it so. But my intention was not install Ubuntu on windows but to test the wubi tool. So I just got rid of it soon and installed Ubuntu on its own partition.
 
  


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