View Full Version : [wubi] Will not boot up

January 16th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Hi everyone.

I download Ubuntu to my Windows 7 laptop via Wubi. It downloaded perfectly fine, I selected the recommended options and then restarted my laptop. I then selected Ubuntu from the list of operating systems to use. It went to a black screen with white letters for a few seconds (with a countdown timer), then it went to a another black screen with white lettering and just stayed there. The second black and white lettering screen appeared to be saying something about kernel, external device and child.

I have no idea on how to fix it. I don't know how to program or anything.

What should I do? How do I fix this?

I am really close to giving up on Linux, but I really want to test it out.

January 16th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums :)

Can you still boot Windows normally?

See here for Wubi issues and solutions:

It sounds as if you may have problem #2, needs either solution #1 or #2

Don't forget to apply the Permanent Fix back in Ubuntu.

If you need more help, let me know please.