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processor:intel core i7 ram:8gb HD:1TB I have windows 7 in my system. I tried to install ubuntu 11.04 and 12.04 both with wubi and with dvd.With wubi even when the installation is successfull the os wont boot after some time.and with dvd it shows error "0x0009"and the intallation stops.

The same is the case with any linux based os i try to install.With fedora the installation stops after the display,"Detecting hard drive...".Are there any settings that must be changed in my system.

The Hard disk contains 4 partitions:

  • C:,
  • System,
  • HP tools
  • And recovery.

But C makes up almost 910 GB


Update

I deleted one partition and tried with both dvd and wubi..the process ends after displaying a message,"unexpected exit 0x0000"

if i try to boot from dvd the process stops and the system hangs before completion of the booting process

Please instruct me how to overcome this obstacle.I am stuck..!

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No my friend mine is a NOTEBOOK not NETBOOK. –  Nawin SS Jul 1 '13 at 16:36
    
What are the specs? –  RyanLoremIpsum Jul 1 '13 at 16:38
    
processor:intel core i7 ram:8gb HD:1TB –  Nawin SS Jul 1 '13 at 16:39
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Can you edit your question to include what brand/model your notebook is? –  Jop Vernooij Jul 1 '13 at 16:49
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@user68186 the same file and dvd worked with my friends.. –  Nawin SS Jul 24 '13 at 19:17
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Four primary partitions may be the problem with your notebook.

Background

A hard drive can have only 4 primary partitions and not any more. To overcome this problem one of the 4 primary partitions can be removed and an extended partition can be put in it's place. The extended partition can have many logical partitions inside it.

See the difference between primary and logical partitions for more details and determine if all the four partitions in your notebook are primary.

Solution:

If all are primary, then follow My laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu? and delete at least one partition.

Warning:

Deleting the wrong partition may make the system unbootable or you may lose your data files. It is best to make two sets of backups before making any changes to the partitions in any system.

Hope this helps

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You have no idea how helpful you were.I was going gaga over this issue for the past week.But hey I am a novice.Anyway thanks dude..! –  Nawin SS Jul 1 '13 at 18:03
    
@NawinSS You are most welcome. Please accept the answer as "Accepted" by putting a green check mark on its left margin. This will help others with similar problems. –  user68186 Jul 1 '13 at 18:06
    
As I re-read your question, I am not sure this is the complete answer. First: WUBI should have worked as it does not need to create any partitions. It uses a big file as a virtual partition. That has its own problem, and I think you are better off without WUBI. Second, the DVD should not error out. It should only give you choices like "Erase everything and install Ubuntu." So your partitions may have some errors or some such thing. –  user68186 Jul 1 '13 at 18:22
    
I installed 12.04 using wubi and worked with it.It worked fine for some time but then it failed to boot,displaying an error"wubildr not found" and "prefix is missing".And regarding the error in partitions,I just restored my computer to factory settings a week ago and the partitions are the same as a new product..! –  Nawin SS Jul 1 '13 at 18:29
    
This is precisely why I don't like WUBI and now WUBI is not supported in 13.04 and above (WUBI does not work with the secure boot of Windows 8 either). WUBI breaks too easily and is only good for trying Ubuntu out for a short time. Thanks for the information on factory resett. Best of luck. –  user68186 Jul 1 '13 at 18:59
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