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Old 01-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Root file install problem

Hi there. Trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop, on a specific partition. At first I tried it with WUBI. Then I got boot problems. It was looking for some file in the boot process, like wubldr, something like that. So I tried it with an install disk. When I specific that partition, it needs a rootfile. I search forums. they talk about "/". That doesn't work. It would take "/Windows". But what does that do to my Windows system? Meanwhile, after rebooting in Windows I got problems with XP not working. It doesn't complete the startup process. Didn't think it would be that complicated. Help!
Old 01-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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I've used WUBI before, but a while ago, and at least for me it worked like a charm. I'm not quite sure what happened with you machine. When you got your copy, downloaded or otherwise, did you check it for errors? (HASH, etc).

Could you tell us a little more about your situation so we can try to help more?
What version of windows xp(home/media/pro...), is this the linux and win 32bit or 64bit, ... Do you have any screenshots/pics?
Is there a chance that you selected the wrong partition when installing?

The '/' I think you are referring to is the root directory. This is the starting point for the user-level file system used by linux (and many others).

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