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I'm new to Ubuntu and want to install it along side Windows, so I can get the hang of it.

I installed it using Wubi, I then chose to run Ubuntu from the boot menu it does then I get 2 options:

  • generic and recovery.

If choose the generic version but it doesn't load up at all. Just wondering what I did wrong or whats happening. I left my PC running for an hour with the purple screen to see if it was just setting up, nothing happens.

Also I am getting error readings when trying to create a disc , with "Nero burn" and "Windows-Disc-Burner". I am trying to install 11.10 64-bit, my pc is a 64 bit one , does it matter or do i have to install a 64bit version ,

This is the error code i get after i try boot from one of the cd's I have burned and after the Ubuntu logo appears

Enter help for list of build in commands

(Initramfs) mounts: /mounting/dev/loop0 on // filesystem. squashfs failed: input/output error

can not mount /dev/loop0/ on/cdrom/casrper/filesystem.squashfson//` filesystem. squashfs

Any suggestions would be appreciated .

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I have a NDVIDIA geforce gts 450 – dannydanicus Mar 8 '12 at 19:50
Also would it matter if you have dual hdd,s . – dannydanicus Mar 8 '12 at 19:58
I type the sudo apt-get install nvidia-current at the boot menu or while the ubuntu logo is on the screen . or when the computer justs dtarts up? – dannydanicus Mar 8 '12 at 20:14
I wrote another cd , I am getting this error code of the windows disc image burner , 0*80004005, so maybe its the download? might just order a cd from the website if i cant get it to work this way – dannydanicus Mar 8 '12 at 21:14
Yeap that worked the NVIDIA driver install , thanks – dannydanicus Mar 9 '12 at 16:22
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From the discussion in the comments, to resolve the graphics problem on the wubi install

First, after the computer boots, type ctrl-alt-f2 and log in. If you are unable to do that, boot to recovery mode and drop to a shell ("netroot" in the recovery menu).

See also How to connect to internet from recovery mode?

You then install the nvidia driver

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

And reboot.

If needed, to adjust your resolution, use nvidia-setings

gksu nvidia-settings
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