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I use Ubuntu/Edubuntu. I support the Wubi migration/resize scripts and occasionally blog about it. I'm also on ubuntuforums.org and twitter.


Mar
7
awarded  installation
Mar
1
comment Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS installation doesn't work
See askubuntu.com/questions/69481/…
Feb
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Dual nVidia GPUs (3 monitors) not working in 11.10
Feb
23
awarded  Constituent
Feb
23
comment boot removed after installing windows
This explains it: askubuntu.com/a/314487/14916
Feb
16
comment How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?
I've installed Windows 8 without GPT disks. Not sure why you had to do that. But anyway - do a normal dual boot then. Better than Wubi.
Feb
16
comment How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?
You don't need to install a Windows 7 bootloader. Wubi works fine on Windows 8 as long as you have a MBR partitioned disk. If not (i.e. new Windows EFI boot with GPT disk) nothing will get Wubi to work. To install without downloading, put the ISO and wubi.exe in the same directory before running.
Feb
13
comment Ubuntu 12.10 Crashing
Sometimes grub doesn't appear - you have to tell it to run in Text mode. But to do that you have to boot Ubuntu and modify grub (or maybe boot from a USB and do it). Reference
Feb
13
comment Ubuntu 12.10 Crashing
You are seeing the Windows boot manager (not the Grub menu), then after you select Ubuntu you have to hold down the Shift key to get the Grub menu to appear.
Feb
13
comment Ubuntu 12.10 Crashing
Boot with nomodeset and then install the graphics drivers: possible duplicate of My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?
Feb
12
answered Problem booting after installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1
Feb
12
comment Problem booting after installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1
That dropbox link doesn't work. Boot repair does very little for Wubi installs, and it's not clear from your description that you have a Wubi install (seems unlikely, otherwise Windows would be booting). If you have a computer with Windows 8 preinstalled Wubi wouldn't work anyway (UEFI/GPT disks). TL;DR update your bootrepair link.
Feb
11
comment Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown
If chkdsk deleted the root.disk, you'll need to recover it first before you can boot Ubuntu. See askubuntu.com/questions/228709/… PS don't reinstall Grub - it will do nothing other than stop Windows from booting
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Feb
8
answered Ubuntu Won't boot after Bootcamp Expansion
Feb
7
answered Wubi installation creates equal size separate virtual disks for root and usr
Feb
1
comment Ubuntu crashes at login (12.04 Using Wubi)
possible duplicate of My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?
Feb
1
comment windows xp dual-boot (wubi install) stopped working for ubuntu - gives “missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll” error
Why don't you add that as the answer and accept it.
Jan
31
comment windows xp dual-boot (wubi install) stopped working for ubuntu - gives “missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll” error
Make sure that wubildr.mbr exists in the path listed in the boot.ini file. I believe this can also be caused by invalid edits to the boot.ini (invalid line endings if you edit in linux)
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I stream my screen to other computers?