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January 5th, 2010, 10:00 PM

I am new in the whole Ubuntu scene but decided to try it on my laptop. And because I am new I downloaded Wubi.

I thought it would be easy, and at first it was: Download Wubi - Open file - Fill in etc. - Than it loads everything - than it says its done and it can reboot - so I hit the 'reboot now!' button and there it goes..

I see the phoenix bios screen than I get tho choose between Windows 7 or Ubuntu

So I pick Ubuntu ( Doh.. )

And it shows a timer to make it restart in other ways, and I just wait so it can finish the install as the screen says..

Than I get this picture, grey ( Prolly ubuntu sign ) a bit glowing, it goes away, and than my screen stays empty !

My laptop:

HP Pavilion dv9000
AMD Turion TL-64 - 2.20 GHZ
3.00 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS
2x 160 GB HDD

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on the :C drive, and installed Ubuntu there too.

So, any idea what it kan be ?

Really ghey :P

I spend few hours searching the web and this website but couldnt find any specific answers..

Hopefully you guys can help me too !



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January 6th, 2010, 03:07 AM
I guess you could try having Ubuntu boot in recovery mode. See what errors it gives you.

January 6th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Before you do that, after you choose your operating system it should let you choose an option for safe graphics mode. I think you hit F4 for it or something similar, it should tell you. That's just for it to finish the install.

January 6th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Ah thank you very much, as soon as I am back ill try !

EDIT: I reinstalled Wubi, did the safe graphic mode, and now it just runs :D

Really great, now I can explore the world of Ubuntu too

Thanks guy's !