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    Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.Need help!!

    I installed ubuntu in dualboot with windows7.

    Look at last post.

    Not sure if I'm in the correct section so sorry if i am!
    Using the wubi program.

    In first boot to ubuntu anything works perfect.
    But as soon as i restart my computer the ubuntu blocks.
    At its purple startup screen. It shows nothing.

    Only thing i can do then is start windows 7 again reinstall ubuntu in wubi.
    Then it runs again but as soon as i restart, it has the same problem.

    What can i do about this problem cuz it really gets annoying using ubuntu that way.

    Thanks in advance, greetings InQontroll.
    Last edited by InQontroll; November 15th, 2012 at 11:50 AM. Reason: Really need help read last post.

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Boot with nomodeset: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132

    There are some wubi specific steps in post #8 of that thread for the 'first boot' when installing Wubi - after that see the first post (even though it says not for wubi).

    Also, until you install a closed source graphics driver you need to keep overriding with nomodeset. To do this, you need to edit the grub menu and it doesn't show by default on Wubi installs, so press the SHIFT key after selecting Ubuntu (this only applies after the first boot i.e. after installing).

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbc View Post
    Boot with nomodeset: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132

    There are some wubi specific steps in post #8 of that thread for the 'first boot' when installing Wubi - after that see the first post (even though it says not for wubi).

    Also, until you install a closed source graphics driver you need to keep overriding with nomodeset. To do this, you need to edit the grub menu and it doesn't show by default on Wubi installs, so press the SHIFT key after selecting Ubuntu (this only applies after the first boot i.e. after installing).
    Thank you vm! I was really waiting on the forums untill someone replied to that!
    thnx and damn hell linux is way better then windows sorry for the curses

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Well actually it didnt work.
    Tried all the things they told me at that thread.

    I guess i'm cuiting wubi and about to use a liveusb or cd.

    Thing is if i install it using one of those will it be able to save my files then?

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Installling from an Ubuntu USB/CD is different from running a live environment from the USB/CD. When you boot from the Ubuntu USB you can select "Try Ubuntu" (the live environment). In this case there is some option to persist settings and data only with the USB (not the CD), and only if you've created a persistence file.

    But if you install from the Ubuntu USB/CD then it will repartition your drive, install the grub bootloader, and then all your changes will be saved.

    I should point out that your problems may not be related to Wubi, so installing a normal dual boot, may not work differently. But it's difficult to say for sure since we don't know what your problem is yet.

    When you install the first time (with Wubi) how are you doing it? (From cd, standalone wubi.exe etc.)? When it boots the first time do you get to login and use it, run updates, make changes - or does it just complete the install and reboot? Can you run the bootinfoscript and post the results after installing? Also, post or search on your full machines specs (model, gpu etc.) to see if there are any known issues.

    It is better to do a normal dual boot than Wubi (so I'm not suggesting otherwise) - just stating that there might still be problems with the normal dual boot. Also, if you do that, it's a good idea to refresh databackups before hand, and create a windows repair disk - it's not generally required, but I always make sure I have a working repair disk before it's needed.

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Two important points ...

    First, if Ubuntu fails to run after a Wubi install, it is unlikely that it will then run after installing in its own partition. Wubi is only an INSTALLATION METHOD, not a different version of Ubuntu. What you end up running is the same thing -- whether or not it is its own partition.

    Also, the hardware is the same, regardless of the installation method. IF Ubuntu can't see your video device after a Wubi installation, that will be the same problem after a different installation.

    Best approach is to boot from a LiveCD and find out what is needed to get Ubuntu to run on your PC without problems. Any changes you make for that are going to have to be repeated when you do the install.

    Second, do NOT use the Ubuntu installer to shrink down your Win7 setup using the Slider. That can corrupt the Win7 OS and render it unbootable.

    If you really want to press ahead with dual-booting with Win7, then read the details below ...

    You need to see the disk partitions when you boot into Win7 and use the Disk Management utility. Count the partitions you see. IF there are already four of them, that is the maximum allowed. IF you FORCE the creation of another, not only will that automatically convert the Basic Volumes into Dynamic Disks (something you do NOT want to do), it will then PREVENT the installation of Linux.

    If you decide to continue on with dual-boot, then use ONLY the Win7 Disk Management utility to shrink the Win7 OS partition to make room on the drive. Win7 is very finicky about its OS partition being messed with from "outside" with other tools -- like GParted. While it may be OK, it's more likely to result in filesystem corruption, which will then render Win7 unbootable.

    And, after you create some free space, do NOT format it using the Win7 Disk Management utility; leave it as free space.

    Then BEFORE you install Ubuntu, use the Win7 Backup feature to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD. You might need this later if the dual-boot install corrupts the Win7 boot loader.

    When you then install Ubuntu, use the "Something Else" option to allow Manual Partitioning.
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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Ubuntu runs smootly when rebooted.
    But as soon as i do the second boot it wont even go to login screen It stays stuck at the purple/orange empty screen.

    I did this from my windows not from cd.

    I will post the bootinfoscript as soon as i have the time to run true this all again.

    Full machine specifications:
    hp pavilion dv7 notebook.



    Thanks in advance InQontroll.

    If you need more info please ask!

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Code:
                      Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe 
                           /wubildr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr /wubildr.mbr 
                           /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr /ubuntu/disks/root.disk 
                           /ubuntu/disks/swap.disk
    
    sda2/Wubi: _____________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.10
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /boot/bcd
    
    sda4: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7: FAT32
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048       409,599       407,552   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2             409,600   917,229,567   916,819,968   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda3         917,229,568   968,450,047    51,220,480   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda4         968,450,048   976,771,071     8,321,024   c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0       3cb144dc-ce0f-4105-a1ad-8d33dae4f795   ext4       
    /dev/sda1        EA887B6F887B3961                       ntfs       SYSTEM
    /dev/sda2        22002ACB002AA62F                       ntfs       
    /dev/sda3        F0226DAD226D798C                       ntfs       Recovery
    /dev/sda4        7AF8-5F0B                              vfat       HP_TOOLS
    /dev/sr0                                                udf        Recovery13
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/sda2        /host                    fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sr0         /media/inqontroll/Recovery13 udf        (ro,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,umask=0077,uhelper=udisks2)
    
    
    ======================== sda2/Wubi/boot/grub/grub.cfg: =========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    
    if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
      menuentry_id_option="--id"
    else
      menuentry_id_option=""
    fi
    
    export menuentry_id_option
    
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
        insmod all_video
      else
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod ieee1275_fb
        insmod vbe
        insmod vga
        insmod video_bochs
        insmod video_cirrus
      fi
    }
    
    if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
       font=unicode
    else
    insmod ntfs
    set root='hd0,msdos2'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  22002ACB002AA62F
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 22002ACB002AA62F
    fi
    loopback loop2 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
    set root=(loop2)
        font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
    fi
    
    if loadfont $font ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    function gfxmode {
        set gfxpayload="${1}"
        if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
            set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
        else
            set vt_handoff=
        fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-3cb144dc-ce0f-4105-a1ad-8d33dae4f795' {
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod ntfs
        set root='hd0,msdos2'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  22002ACB002AA62F
        else
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 22002ACB002AA62F
        fi
        loopback loop2 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop2)
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=22002ACB002AA62F loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
    }
    submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-3cb144dc-ce0f-4105-a1ad-8d33dae4f795' {
        menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-17-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-17-generic-advanced-3cb144dc-ce0f-4105-a1ad-8d33dae4f795' {
            gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
            insmod gzio
            insmod ntfs
            set root='hd0,msdos2'
            if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
              search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  22002ACB002AA62F
            else
              search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 22002ACB002AA62F
            fi
            loopback loop2 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
            set root=(loop2)
            echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ...'
            linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=22002ACB002AA62F loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
            echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
            initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
        }
        menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-17-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-17-generic-recovery-3cb144dc-ce0f-4105-a1ad-8d33dae4f795' {
            insmod gzio
            insmod ntfs
            set root='hd0,msdos2'
            if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
              search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  22002ACB002AA62F
            else
              search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 22002ACB002AA62F
            fi
            loopback loop2 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
            set root=(loop2)
            echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ...'
            linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=22002ACB002AA62F loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro recovery nomodeset 
            echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
            initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
        }
    }
    
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
      source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
    elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ============================= sda2/Wubi/etc/fstab: =============================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /               ext4    loop,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none            swap    loop,sw         0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ================= sda2/Wubi: Location of files loaded by Grub: =================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             2
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic               2
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic                  1
                   =                initrd.img                                     2
                   =                initrd.img.old                                 2
                   =                vmlinuz                                        1
    
    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========
    
    sdb 
    
    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================
    
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Great, can you boot your computer, select Ubuntu and then immediately hold down the left SHIFT key until the grub menu appears.

    Then down arrow enter for Advanced options. Then down arrow and enter for Recovery mode. If that boots to the recovery menu, select Resume normal boot.

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot installation on HP pavilion dv7.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbc View Post
    Great, can you boot your computer, select Ubuntu and then immediately hold down the left SHIFT key until the grub menu appears.

    Then down arrow enter for Advanced options. Then down arrow and enter for Recovery mode. If that boots to the recovery menu, select Resume normal boot.
    Wil do after my epic trap song finishes playing xp..

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