After I successfully unpacked to a USB drive the ISO-image and ran wubi.exe, I chose the settings there within Windows and I restarted my computer and chose Ubuntu. But this gives me the error:

Try (hd0, 0): NTFS5: Error: prefix not set.

What should I do? I am installing Ubuntu on Windows XP with Wubi.

  • How did you "unpack" the ISO file to your usb drive ? Using a software like UnetBootin or you just right clicked and extracted it the ISO contents to your USB ? – Salih Emin Feb 1 '12 at 9:13

If the original poster still has a problem with this, try the solution posted for this user, it explains how to mount the ISO correctly onto a USB within XP, that may have been the issue and so the .exe runs in XP but because it isn't correcly mounted the boot doesn't work: Possible fix

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.