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dmparksa
December 3rd, 2011, 02:29 AM
I've tried 9.04 in the past, but that turned out to be a disaster because of a huge bug in the update that I did. I had to reinstall everything and I didn't want to do it again. But I've been looking into Ubuntu 11.10 and it looked way better than 9.04 was. So, I gave wubi a try. I went through the ISO download, burned it to a dvd, put it back in to the computer, run wubi, and everything went flawlessly in windows. The problem occurs when I restart the computer. After the install, I restart the computer and everything goes well until the installer. It gives a warning that the installer could not run properly. I don't remember specifically what it said, but after doing it over five times, I still could not get it to work. I figured that someone might have ran into this problem and decided to post here.
Computer Specs: HP Pavilion a6242n
Windows Vista
AMD athlon 64 X2 4800+ (I think it's around 2.8 ghz)
3gig ram ddr2
320gb hard drive
Nvidio Geforce 6150SE

TL;DR: There is an installer error when I first run Ubuntu after wubi install.

Thanks!

oldtimer7777
December 3rd, 2011, 06:20 AM
I had this same problem, so I just installed it from a live bootable usb thumb drive/flash drive stick instead.

Here is a guide:

https://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-11-10-aka-oneiric-ocelot/


I've tried 9.04 in the past, but that turned out to be a disaster because of a huge bug in the update that I did. I had to reinstall everything and I didn't want to do it again. But I've been looking into Ubuntu 11.10 and it looked way better than 9.04 was. So, I gave wubi a try. I went through the ISO download, burned it to a dvd, put it back in to the computer, run wubi, and everything went flawlessly in windows. The problem occurs when I restart the computer. After the install, I restart the computer and everything goes well until the installer. It gives a warning that the installer could not run properly. I don't remember specifically what it said, but after doing it over five times, I still could not get it to work. I figured that someone might have ran into this problem and decided to post here.
Computer Specs: HP Pavilion a6242n
Windows Vista
AMD athlon 64 X2 4800+ (I think it's around 2.8 ghz)
3gig ram ddr2
320gb hard drive
Nvidio Geforce 6150SE

TL;DR: There is an installer error when I first run Ubuntu after wubi install.

Thanks!

Sam_Scribbler
December 3rd, 2011, 06:33 AM
I had this same problem, so I just installed it from a live bootable usb thumb drive/flash drive stick instead.

Were you using Vista as well? When I tried Wubi in 10.04 last year, I had the exact same problem, too! Is this common? I sort of "fixed" the issue by erasing the disk and installing it from scratch. (Easy way out, I know, but it was a clean Vista boot anyway, so no real loss.)

I also had a similar issue in Mint where the installer would crash when installing from a CD-ROM, but would load perfectly from a USB flash drive. And the CD-ROM was pristine... not a scratch on it.

What causes that?

oldtimer7777
December 3rd, 2011, 07:23 AM
IO failure on the cd-rom/dvd-rom device. Age. Wear. Environment.

USB Flash Drives booted from the USB port are less likely to cause those kinds of read/write issues.


Were you using Vista as well? When I tried Wubi in 10.04 last year, I had the exact same problem, too! Is this common? I sort of "fixed" the issue by erasing the disk and installing it from scratch. (Easy way out, I know, but it was a clean Vista boot anyway, so no real loss.)

I also had a similar issue in Mint where the installer would crash when installing from a CD-ROM, but would load perfectly from a USB flash drive. And the CD-ROM was pristine... not a scratch on it.

What causes that?

bcbc
December 3rd, 2011, 08:47 AM
I've tried 9.04 in the past, but that turned out to be a disaster because of a huge bug in the update that I did. I had to reinstall everything and I didn't want to do it again. But I've been looking into Ubuntu 11.10 and it looked way better than 9.04 was. So, I gave wubi a try. I went through the ISO download, burned it to a dvd, put it back in to the computer, run wubi, and everything went flawlessly in windows. The problem occurs when I restart the computer. After the install, I restart the computer and everything goes well until the installer. It gives a warning that the installer could not run properly. I don't remember specifically what it said, but after doing it over five times, I still could not get it to work. I figured that someone might have ran into this problem and decided to post here.
Computer Specs: HP Pavilion a6242n
Windows Vista
AMD athlon 64 X2 4800+ (I think it's around 2.8 ghz)
3gig ram ddr2
320gb hard drive
Nvidio Geforce 6150SE

TL;DR: There is an installer error when I first run Ubuntu after wubi install.

Thanks!
Write down the error. It's likely important. Did it say "no root file system defined" or something like that?

I notice that you have an nvidia card - these usually require the 'nomodeset' boot option. See this thread for details: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132 (post #8 describes what's required for a wubi first boot)

dmparksa
December 3rd, 2011, 01:26 PM
I already deleted the Wubi from the disk. The only thing I can think of now is trying it on the internal hard drive. I've been trying to install it on an external hard drive. (It worked perfectly when I used 9.04) I'll also try the USB option. Just as well, I was running out of CD's and I didn't feel like buying some. The strange thing is, I even get the installer error when I just boot from live CD. I can try to boot the CD from a different computer and see if the CD is messed up.

bcbc
December 3rd, 2011, 06:33 PM
I already deleted the Wubi from the disk. The only thing I can think of now is trying it on the internal hard drive. I've been trying to install it on an external hard drive. (It worked perfectly when I used 9.04) I'll also try the USB option. Just as well, I was running out of CD's and I didn't feel like buying some. The strange thing is, I even get the installer error when I just boot from live CD. I can try to boot the CD from a different computer and see if the CD is messed up.
If you get a 'no root filesystem defined' error on a wubi install it's usually due to minor partition table corruption, or some other unsupported feature e.g. raid 0 or 1+0. In some cases a reused drive with leftover GPT data can cause it.

But if you get this on Wubi you will have the same problem on a normal install. To diagnose, boot the live USB, select "Try Ubuntu" and run the bootinfoscript (http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/)

dmparksa
December 3rd, 2011, 11:38 PM
Alright, I didn't try to reinstall, but I did get it on a flash drive. Now I have a completely different problem. I have it on a 4gb flash drive and tried to run wubi from it. Gives the error; "Internal Error(name of the window): Failed to run Pylauncher" I already tried the Live USB option and it worked perfectly on it. What's the problem now?

bcbc
December 4th, 2011, 12:51 AM
You can't run wubi from a USB. It is possible but the partition has to be ~< 850MB.

The easiest way to install wubi if you have the ISO:
1. place the ISO and wubi.exe (from same release) in the same folder on your hard drive
2. remove the USB and any Ubuntu CD's from your computer
3. Run wubi.