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    Question grub loader hangs after wubi installation

    I have an old PC that just barely runs Windows 2000 that I'm trying to resurrect with Unbuntu 8.04
    Unfortunately, the installation hasn't been going very well; I can neither boot from a LiveCD or the Alternate Installer CD (both hang with a blank screen with sbm, and get skipped without). Fortunately, I managed to complete an installation with Wubi.
    Unfortunately, when I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it displays "Booting GRLDR..." and does nothing else but display some positively meaningless gibberish dispersed about the screen.
    What can I do?

    EDIT: Okay, so using the SGD, I've found that none of my partitions or disks show up as Linux. I still cannot boot from a CD, and the Ubuntu selection from the Boot Menu still hangs at "Booting GRLDR..." although the gibberish doesn't seem to show up every time.

    EDIT2: MinimalCD also doesn't work; same results as the LiveCD and Alternate Install.
    Last edited by KernalKlink; July 11th, 2008 at 10:55 PM.

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