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Old 01-01-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question update after wubi install makes ubuntu fail to load


so after a win7 wubi install, i updated through system update. now after i choose ubuntu in the win bootloader it takes me to a grub screen... how can i boot into linux and remove grub? (this isnt my computer otherwise i would dual boot and let grub take care of it)
 
Old 01-01-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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so after a win7 wubi install, i updated through system update.
Which of the two you updated, the Windows or Ubuntu?

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now after i choose ubuntu in the win bootloader it takes me to a grub screen...
That's normal. Grub is the bootloader of Ubuntu generally speaking, although I am not sure how Wubi implements this recently. I have only run wubi a year ago.
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how can i boot into linux and remove grub? (this isnt my computer otherwise i would dual boot and let grub take care of it)
There is no need to remove Grub, no need to remove Ubuntu. To boot into ubuntu from grub:
When grub dialogue presents you only need to choose Ubuntu to boot from it.
Wubi creates a virtual linux partition to house wubi-ubuntu, if grub complains, at grub dialoque press 'Tab' > 'e' and point root to the virtual partition, meaning, edit the entries after pressing 'e' then after editing proceed to boot by pressing 'b'.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
 
Old 01-01-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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well instead of the chose os screen i a terminal prompt. with a wubi install it keeps the winloader and doesnt install grub. the user (not i) updated through update manager and now grub seems to be installed. grub only loads after the winloader chooses ubuntu, if i choose win7 it boots fine. if i could somehow uninstall grub im sure it would be fine. is this possible through win7?

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
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I've updated Wubi many times. Yes, it screws up grub every time. I just use Super Grub disc to fix it afterwards. If you don't have it google it. If you use GRUB it's an invaluable tool.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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So, just to clarify:

On initial boot, you get the Windows bootloader. The Windows bootloader has two options, one for Windows, and one for Ubuntu. Selecting Windows correctly boots Windows. Selecting Ubuntu gets you a GRUB prompt.

Is this correct? Does GRUB report any errors?
 
Old 04-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #6
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If you're getting to GRUB and it's throwing you into a prompt you may try this.
http://www.omaregan.com/?p=583
if that doesn't help perhaps try:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...69&postcount=5
 
  


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