Getting Started with Ubuntu on windows 7

John J. Boyer john.boyer at
Mon Jun 28 08:13:20 UTC 2010


When I used wubi all the files seemed to be downloaded properly and were 
put in the ubuntu directory. However, I missed the message to reboot to 
finish the installation. Now there is a ubuntu choice on the boot menu, 
but it gives the message that the application is missing. The wubi guide 
says to use a live CD to access the root.disk, but it doesn't say what 
to do then to get an image which the boot menu can find. I have a live 
CE for an older ubuntu, but I'm wondering if there isn't a way to run 
the wubildr program, which was also installed. 


On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 08:17:01AM +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 04:11:28AM EST, John J. Boyer wrote:
> > I ran the wubi installer. It seemed to finish successfully. What is the 
> > next step to getting Ubuntu running as another Windows application?
> When you use wubi to install Ubuntu, Ubuntu is installed into an image file on your NTFS partition. To boot Ubuntu, you have to select Ubuntu as the OS when your computer starts. Wubi adds an additional option to the boot menu. Unfortunately this is not accessible, and the only possible way to know when this boot menu is on the screen is with a beep. How or even weather sounding a beep is possible on this menu, I am unsure.
> Luke
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