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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    @bcbc
    I have seen only a few installs with wubi in a separate partition. Is wubildr.mbr really in c: even though the root.disk is in g: . Your detailed boot.ini entry is in effect also referring to c: , so would not c: work?
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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    @bcbc
    Did you mean like that?
    Code:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=10
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"
    @oldfred
    Wubi installed into the same partition as my windows.
    wubildr.mbr had been placed in G: but there was a wubildr file in both G and C (i.e. some file named like that without extension and only half the size).

    (I have since uninstalled the whole thing but I hope to get an idea to try it again.)
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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    @bcbc
    I have seen only a few installs with wubi in a separate partition. Is wubildr.mbr really in c: even though the root.disk is in g: . Your detailed boot.ini entry is in effect also referring to c: , so would not c: work?
    From what I understood, there is no C: drive, the windows main partition is G:. By referencing the partition directly, there is no need to reference the 'drive letter'. (That's what windows is doing when it boots).

    If there was a C: drive (even if it's not the windows boot drive, I would instead recommend copying wubildr.mbr to it).

    EDIT: okay so I see there is a C:, so instead just copy wubildr.mbr to the root of that. (I think both would work, but this is the easiest and safest)
    Last edited by bcbc; October 10th, 2012 at 06:48 PM.

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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    Okay, thanks, I'll try that ASAP.
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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    Yes, indeed, copying wubildr.mbr to the root of drive C: is indeed working.

    Preparing Ubuntu for first use just took an awfully long time and actually seemed to fall asleep. I broke it off and are reinstalling Wubi. Is it normal that it takes so much time?
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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    Quote Originally Posted by HolgerBurghardt View Post
    Yes, indeed, copying wubildr.mbr to the root of drive C: is indeed working.

    Preparing Ubuntu for first use just took an awfully long time and actually seemed to fall asleep. I broke it off and are reinstalling Wubi. Is it normal that it takes so much time?
    No, it's not normal. What are your computer specs: Brand/Model/Graphics card/Ram?

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    Re: No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart

    Thanks, bcbc, I finally decided to make a full install of Kubuntu so I consider this thread as solved as the initial problem as described has been solved, kinda!

    Thanks to anyone else involved in trying to find a solution!
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