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I have a windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the Wubi.exe from ubuntu and whatnot, and ran it. After all that went well, I rebooted to finish the install.Then I get a screen that says " Try (hd0, 0): NTFS5: No wubildr Try (hd0, 1): NTFS5: " Nothing else... if I let it sit for five or ten minutes it just stays there. What do I do to fix this?

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There's a way to workaround this, but one might argue that the whole point of Wubi - to try out Ubuntu easily from Windows and easily uninstall - is lost when you have to employ workarounds to get it to boot.

The workaround is to copy the wubildr file to the first partition of your computer /dev/sda1. There are various ways to do this e.g. from an Ubuntu live CD/USB, or by assigning a drive letter to the partition in Windows (it's likely your boot partition with no mapping), and then copying it from C:\ to the newly mapped drive.

My advice would be to try Ubuntu from a live USB and then if you like it, just do a normal dual boot. Unless it's really important not to modify partitions.

PS if you want some background on wubildr and wubildr.mbr you can read this: wubildr, wubildr.mbr and grldr

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