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Old 10-05-2007, 07:36 AM   #16
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Unqualified wild guess from a newbie but based on experience.

The error begin after that the inernal update manager checked for new updates and told me by a small yellow popup that 121 new updates was available for download. I didn't do that. I did lat time.

I didn't fire up Firfox either this time and shutdown failed. Before the inner updatemanager did the ceck all worked.

So my wild conclusion is that that check up creates this error.

The wubi installer has been able to shutdown cleanly and restart without problem several time but after the update manager checked it fails every time and create boot error of both programs.

Second guess. Could it be when I changed to Swedish keyboard? when saving that preference could that create the failed shutdown?

What do you kind folks suggest.

Should I go to the feared Command Line Something and shutdown in a way that log what happens so I could give details of what is going on?

Or should I give up on using linux on this intel chipset 915 box?

Whycould it do clean shutdowns several times and then lost it? doesnät that tell there is nothing wrong with my compatibility. the error occure after update did tell 121 was there to download and after me changed to Swedish keyboard layout
 
Old 10-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #17
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Don't think changing your keyboard layout would cause problems. Wubi itself could be the problem, it's still pretty new after all. It might not be compatible with your hardware.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 09:19 AM   #18
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I've learned how to use ctrl+alt+F2 to come into command line but fail to know how do I live up to being a root admin so I have permission to shutdown from command. It fails from GUI every time.

I did a successful reboot after failing to give login and psw for root three times and suddely the system allowed me to write sudo reboot and that one worked successfully.

So now I need to test sudo shutdown does it need anytying more like .H or what ever for us newbies unknown things?
what login name and psw is there for the admin?is it same us for user when I log in? I tried that one three times and it failed.


I fail to use the sudo it ask me to give login and password and don't accept the username and psw that the GUI login to Ubuntu accept so easily After servaral failing it took my sudo shutdown -h now but failed to power off. But the hard reboot didn't destoy my files and I was able to start windown again.

What to do next?
Please help.

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Old 10-05-2007, 11:46 AM   #19
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You tried Wubi and it doesn't seem to be working. Like BrianL said, it beta software. If it
works, then great. If it doesn't, then you've lost nothing. It uninstalls easily.

I wish I could help you more, but your english fails me.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 01:13 PM   #20
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Yes sorry, my english is homegrown here. No formal education. Have listen to HAM radio on shortwave.
So if I skip WUBI and do a regular install then you say this error will go away?

You could still help do a decent shutdown using command line?
 
Old 10-05-2007, 01:25 PM   #21
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So if I skip WUBI and do a regular install then you say this error will go away?
I don't know. From what you said, I'm not even sure what the problem is.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 02:22 PM   #22
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If I were you I'd just delete Wubi, forget it, it's not worth all the trouble you're going to. Give dual-booting a try, you'll find plenty of information on how to do that on these forums. You could start with Ubuntu, then try other distros - it's better than struggling with an half-and-half affair like Wubi.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 04:51 PM   #23
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Yes, I have to learn more about partitioning then. What it means from a practical point of view.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 06:10 AM   #24
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There have been plenty of questions and answers about partitioning and dual-booting, use the "Search" button.
 
  


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