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Old 08-12-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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unable to install ubuntu 9.04 alongside windows xp pro sp2


My system is a pentium dual core @1.6GHz, with 1GB RAm, 80GB HDD.
It had windows xp pro SP2 installed in C: drive. Then I've installed ubuntu 8.10 in D: drive,(from within windows). Later I decided to upgrade to ubuntu 9.04. For that I've uninstalled the ubuntu while booted in Windows XP. But during the installation process it is getting stuck up at the stage of "Creating virtual drives". Once I start the system it shows the two OS, but could'nt successfully boot into ubuntu.
The windows is working fine, also booting from ubuntu 9.04 live CD is O.K.
Please help.

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Old 08-13-2009, 05:43 AM   #2
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So you are using Wubi to install Ubuntu inside Windows XP, is that correct?
First, be sure to fully defragment Windows before installing Ubuntu with Wubi. It helps to prevent problems like this.
Second, when you boot the Ubuntu live CD, choose the option "check disc for defects". This will take a minute or 2 to run. If it reports errors, then the disc is bad.
If you still have problems, try reading through the Wubi guide, especially the troubleshooting section about how to create a virtual disc in Windows:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
Remember, according to Wubi's developer, Wubi is only meant to try out Ubuntu. It is not recommended for long term installations.
http://howsoftwareisbuilt.com/2009/0...o-wubi-ubuntu/
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Agostino: Wubi actually wasn’t designed to do long-term installations. The main aim was really to let people try out Ubuntu with confidence. Normally, users that start with Wubi tend to upgrade to a full installation to a dedicated partition at the next release cycle.
If you plan to continue with Ubuntu, perhaps it is time to partition your hard drive and install Ubuntu the real way. See these 2 websites to get started with Ubuntu properly:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html

And welcome to the LQ forums!

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Old 08-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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So you are using Wubi to install Ubuntu inside Windows XP, is that correct?
First, be sure to fully defragment Windows before installing Ubuntu with Wubi. It helps to prevent problems like this.
Second, when you boot the Ubuntu live CD, choose the option "check disc for defects". This will take a minute or 2 to run. If it reports errors, then the disc is bad.
If you still have problems, try reading through the Wubi guide, especially the troubleshooting section about how to create a virtual disc in Windows:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
Remember, according to Wubi's developer, Wubi is only meant to try out Ubuntu. It is not recommended for long term installations.
http://howsoftwareisbuilt.com/2009/0...o-wubi-ubuntu/

If you plan to continue with Ubuntu, perhaps it is time to partition your hard drive and install Ubuntu the real way. See these 2 websites to get started with Ubuntu properly:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html

And welcome to the LQ forums!

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