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    Wubi problems

    i have a Toshiba satellite c855d-s5307. it came preinstalled with windows 8.
    i have since then "upgraded" to windows 7 in CSM boot mode and installed Wubi.

    after about 5 minutes or so Wubi freezes up or the wifi disconnects. and restart is the only option.

    when i tried to install from usb/dvd it will not detect windows and shows the entire hard drive blank.

    really not sure were i can go from this point. i have to have it ready to use by monday.

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    Re: Wubi problems

    Boot from the usb/dvd to a live desktop and run the bootinfoscript to give some info on the disk. Thanks

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    Re: Wubi problems

    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:        /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:       ext3
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    ============================ 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 / 4096 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2             206,848   925,571,071   925,364,224   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used.
    
    Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0       9b16030c-08f8-4f5d-b228-63e13bca7839   ext3       
    /dev/sda1        2A4A9C054A9BCBC7                       ntfs       System Reserved
    /dev/sda2        0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7                       ntfs       
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /                        ext3       (rw)
    /dev/sda2        /host                    fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    
    
    ======================== 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 $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${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 {
      insmod vbe
      insmod vga
      insmod video_bochs
      insmod video_cirrus
    }
    
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7
    loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
    set root=(loop0)
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      insmod part_msdos
      insmod ntfs
      set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7
      loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
      set root=(loop0)
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${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 ###
    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, with Linux 3.2.0-29-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7
        loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop0)
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic root=UUID=0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-29-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7
        loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop0)
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-29-generic ...'
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic root=UUID=0A3E9ECA3E9EADE7 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro recovery nomodeset 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-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 ###
    if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
      if keystatus; then
        if keystatus --shift; then
          set timeout=-1
        else
          set timeout=0
        fi
      else
        if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
          set timeout=0
        fi
      fi
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### 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  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ============================= sda2/Wubi/etc/fstab: =============================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM
    /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk    none    swap    sw    0    0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ================= sda2/Wubi: Location of files loaded by Grub: =================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic              59
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic                 20
                   =                initrd.img                                    59
                   =                vmlinuz                                       20
    
    ========= 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
    Last edited by tiamatschosen; January 28th, 2013 at 02:11 AM.

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    Re: Wubi problems

    This is the reason:

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    GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used.
    For the full output:
    Code:
    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 / 4096 bytes
    
    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System
    
    /dev/sda1 * 2,048 206,847 204,800 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2 206,848 925,571,071 925,364,224 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used.
    What this means is that the disk once had a GUID partition table (GPT) and now has a MBR partition table, but there is a leftover bit of GPT. For whatever reason, "parted" errors out for this condition. And since parted is used by the ubuntu installer (ubiquity) it won't allow you to do a normal dual boot install.

    Wubi should work with the standalone install (which doesn't use ubiquity, but rather a preinstalled, compressed diskimage), so I suspect it is freezing because of some hardware incompatibility.

    So... 2 things you want to do.
    1. Figure out the hardware issue - you can use your Wubi install for that.
    2. Get rid of that leftover GPT data so you can do a normal dual boot. You can refer to this for that: http://www.rodsbooks.com/fixparts/

    PS, edit your previous post and put [CODE][/CODE] around the bootinfoscript result to make it more readable. Thanks

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    Re: Wubi problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbc View Post
    I've installed the driver and it works, but it's really not reliable. It drops frequently and causes my machine to hang. Any ideas?

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    Re: Wubi problems

    Quote Originally Posted by voodoomurphy View Post
    I've installed the driver and it works, but it's really not reliable. It drops frequently and causes my machine to hang. Any ideas?
    Yeah sorry... I would be commenting on that question so that others with the same hardware might respond. There might also be some bug reports. I'll do some searches, but your best bet are people that are also affected.

    The only other option is to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. They work fine as long as you're not planning to do graphics intensive stuff.

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