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Old 11-01-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
Tropolo
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Unetbootin Parted Magic, shows in boot list but won't boot


Alright so I'm currently in the process of trying to transfer a wubi install of ubuntu to an actual partition using LVPM. I need to use unetbootin with parted magic mounted (not sure if that's the right term) to my hard disk rather than a bootable flash drive.

So I set everything up, downloaded parted magic ISO, ran unetbootin and selected the file everything installed smoothly. I then restart my computer and unetbootin is indeed in the boot list but when I select it, it remains at a black screen. I left it at the black screen for about ten minutes and nothing happened. I've tried a few times and nothing.

Parted Magic is the latest version, same with unetbootin.

Any thoughts?
 
Old 11-01-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
aky_thedoc
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LVPM currently does not work with installs generated by Wubi 10.04

also you have to give an iso image of ubuntu copy for installation. You can't install anything from parted magic iso, it will just resize your partitions.

why dont you try live cd for installation.
just back up everything you need and do a fresh install wiping everything..
live cd is the easiest way to do it.. even if u want to dual boot your pc.
ubuntu can detect NTFS partitions so you can keep them. just need to format C: drive.
or resize your partitions to create some space for ubuntu.

Last edited by aky_thedoc; 11-04-2010 at 01:26 PM. Reason: my mistake. won't happen again.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 02:17 AM   #3
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LVPM currently does not work with installs generated by Wubi 10.04

also u hv to gv an iso image of ubuntu copy for installation. u can't install nething from parted magic iso, it will jst resize ur partitions.

why dnt you try live cd for installation.
jst back up everything u need and do a fresh install wiping evrythng..
live cd is the easiest way to do it.. even if u want to dual boot ur pc.
ubuntu can detect NTFS partitions so u can keep thm. jst need to format C: drive.
or resize ur partitions to create some space for ubuntu.
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