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When I install using wubi and choose ubuntu 11.10, i get a purple screen, then a black screen.

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What video card do you have ? – bodhi.zazen Dec 27 '11 at 20:01

Try to boot with noacpi and noapic. See this list of boot options.

Make sure, your windows filesystem is clean (run checkdisk). If you can, install ubuntu on native linux partition. Use wubi only if you have to.

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