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March 4th, 2013, 09:40 AM
As a complete newbie on Linux I want to try out Ubuntu on my laptop. I made an attempt with the windows installer but it failed to boot. I was prompted with the following message: "Try (hd0,0): NTFS5:".

When rebooting with Windows i printed out the following content of the Ubuntu directory:

Directory of C:\ubuntu

2013-03-03 20:47 <DIR> .
2013-03-03 20:47 <DIR> ..
2013-03-03 20:47 <DIR> disks
2013-03-03 20:31 <DIR> install
2013-03-03 20:31 2 501 520 uninstall-wubi.exe
2013-03-03 20:47 <DIR> winboot
1 File(s) 2 501 520 bytes
5 Dir(s) 48 693 121 024 bytes free

My question now is if I have used the correct installer for my system? If not - which one should I use?
If i do have the correct installer what else should I do to isolate the problem? What info do you need to help me?

March 4th, 2013, 09:58 AM
The windows installer WUBI? Is that what you mean. It's not a real install.
Do you want a real install or WUBI?

March 4th, 2013, 10:31 AM
The windows installer WUBI? Is that what you mean. It's not a real install.
Do you want a real install or WUBI?

Hi carl4926,
I have used the installer for windows that you download from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer. Why do you ask about WUBI. I did not mention it in my question. What is that?

March 4th, 2013, 10:38 AM
To install Ubuntu properly
Download the .iso
Burn the image to a CD and boot from the CD

Try Ubuntu first by running it live from the CD (You can use a USB also)

March 5th, 2013, 05:12 PM
Most Windows 7 systems are BIOS, but a few were UEFI which uses gpt.

Wubi does not work on gpt partitioned drives or Window 8 that is pre-installed.
Grub4dos (which wubi uses) doesn't work with GPT disks (required by UEFI)

wubi only installs as direct download in Windows, not from CD with 12.04


From the developer of wubi:
Agostino: Wubi actually wasn’t designed to do long-term installations. The main aim was really to let people try out Ubuntu with confidence. Normally, users that start with Wubi tend to upgrade to a full installation to a dedicated partition at the next release cycle.