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    Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    Hi. I've been trying to install Ubuntu via Wubi on my new Asus K55V laptop. The installation appears to complete fine without errors, but when I then reboot I get this boot screen error:



    The arcane language here is Danish. The "status" code is "0xc0000098". The final line reads something to the effect of: "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt."

    The file C:\ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr does exist and is 8 KB. There is also a C:\wubildr of 133 KB and a C:\wubildr.mbr of 8 KB.

    Can anyone tell me what might be wrong? Thanks.

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    I think that problem is addressed near the beginning of this thread. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1639198
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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    I think that problem is addressed near the beginning of this thread. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1639198
    I tried replacing C:\wubildr with C:\ubuntu\winboot\wubildr as suggested, but no luck

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    I would suggest posting on the mega thread with a description of what you have done so far.
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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    I don't think Wubi works with UEFI: https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/694242/

    I don't know much more about this, but that's what Colin Watson (main developer involved with Wubi) indicates.

    Edit: grub4dos checks the drive MBR partition table to identify the partitions, so if there is no drive MBR then it won't work. So that could be the issue with UEFI with a GPT partition table.
    Last edited by bcbc; October 14th, 2012 at 11:26 PM.

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    afeder, please can you post some more info... run a command prompt (cmd.exe) as an administrator and enter diskpart, list disk as shown below... (I just want to see if it's a GPT disk):
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8400]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.8400
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: XPS
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          698 GB    30 GB
    
    DISKPART> exit
    
    Leaving DiskPart...
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    If it's GPT you might prefer to make a partition and install direct (not with Wubi) to the partition. Wubi is intended to install without partitioning (and it won't make good use even if you create a separate partition for it as it uses a virtual partition that is a single file). (And it's usually simpler partitioning with GPT since it doesn't have the same limits as MBR partition tables)

    While you're in that command prompt, maybe you can output the result of "bcdedit" as well e.g.
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    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=C:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    integrityservices       Enable
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {1632d04d-ac71-11e1-a566-934e06acdba5}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 10
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 8
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {1632d04f-ac71-11e1-a566-934e06acdba5}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {1632d04d-ac71-11e1-a566-934e06acdba5}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    Thanks

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    Thanks for your reply.

    Here is what I get with diskpart:

    Code:
    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
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    På computeren: CHALLENGER
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Str.     Ledig    Dyn  GPT
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          931 GB      0 B        *
    
    DISKPART>
    When trying to run bcdedit I get an error of this type:
    Code:
    The boot configuration data store could not be opened. Access is denied.
    I am running on an "Administrator" Windows user account.

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    Did you run cmd.exe as an administrator? (Even if you are running an admin account, you need to do this to open the BCD store).

    Hit Windows key + R, type cmd, look above and right click on CMD.EXE, select "Run as administrator".

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    Thanks. Here is the result:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Alle rettigheder forbeholdes.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    id              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  da-DK
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    extendedinput           Yes
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {611231a6-b4f4-11e1-ac1c-d58f298497b2}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {fd961a60-1161-11e2-9ca4-e0b9a5fb2be0}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 10
    customactions           0x1000043000001
                            0x5400000f
    custom:5400000f         {fd961a5c-1161-11e2-9ca4-e0b9a5fb2be0}
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    id              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 7
    locale                  da-DK
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {fd961a5c-1161-11e2-9ca4-e0b9a5fb2be0}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {611231a6-b4f4-11e1-ac1c-d58f298497b2}
    nx                      OptIn
    
    Startsektor i realtilstand
    ---------------------
    id              {fd961a60-1161-11e2-9ca4-e0b9a5fb2be0}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
    description             Ubuntu
    
    C:\Windows\system32>

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    Re: Wubi fails on Asus K55V

    I'll refer you to this... http://askubuntu.com/a/151783/14916

    The first part states:
    First, your partition table is clearly a GUID Partition Table (GPT). Since Windows will boot from GPT disks only if the computer uses an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) rather than the older Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), it's clear that you're booting in EFI mode. This is a critical detail, since traditional BIOS solutions are unlikely to work on an EFI system.
    And since your disk is marked as GPT by diskpart, I believe you're in the same boat. So I don't believe Wubi can work at all on this computer. The author of that post, Rod Smith, is involved on these forums as srs5694 and probably is the person you want to talk to about UEFI.

    It does raise an interesting point, especially if many new computers are coming out with UEFI boot - and secure boot (all Windows 8 for instance), what role Wubi will play in the future. I encourage you to post to that bug report I linked to earlier and see if there's any new response from the developers.

    PS if you also asked the same question on Askubuntu.com, I encourage you to edit that and add the additional information that you've provided here, and maybe tag it as "uefi" as well to see if you get some more responses there. The developers seem to visit askubuntu more often than here (or used to anyway).
    Last edited by bcbc; October 15th, 2012 at 06:34 PM.

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