I'm not sure just how you downloaded and installed the actual os. Did you download the iso separate from Wubi? First the iso and then wubi? That's what it sounds like from your statement.
When you download Wubi, it downloads and installs the iso, you don't. So getting it from torrents isn't necessary--you're getting it from Wubi. It's a one-step process in IE if you chose RUN on ubuntu's page.
In FF it's two steps. You have to 1: SAVE wubi, then 2: Open wubi from saved download page and RUN to download the iso. You don't download the iso yourself in either case.
In any case, personally I don't recommend using wubi. A proper dual boot is much better and with less problems.
Since the OP said the same problem shows in live mode too, I assumed he has a cd burned from the ISO too.
You're right, if they intend to download the iso separately, they may as well go ahead and do the proper dual boot if they can. Then they come in because one or the other OS won't boot and they blame ubuntu.
As a test before replying to this post, ( just to see if there were changes from the way I remembered it from years ago) I installed Wubi today on a Win8 dual with XP. It downloaded and installed in 20 minutes. Restarted and all looks and runs just like it's supposed to. No issues with booting. I did nothing but click RUN and fill in user name/password. So, I don't understand how there can possibly be 'less problems'.
It's especially created for absolute newbies to be the absolute safest, simplest, easiest way to learn to use ubuntu, and it is if it's used according to instructions. I can personally recommend Wubi because it brought me a smooth introduction to ubuntu.
Wubi is a wonderful way to learn ubuntu and I don't think it gets the credit it deserves.
You've personally had a bad experience with it?Quote:
personally I don't recommend using wubi
Alternatively, if you have the .ISO burned to a Live CD and put the CD in while in Windows, you can normally select WUBI from the auto-run menu and install in that fashion.
I booted into ubuntu, but same thing happened. I could click or right click anything, not even to login.
Please help me someone.](*,)
Just to clarify things, you did try whether live mode will run? I am talking about booting with the cd and selecting Try Ubuntu. Not about installing, forget installing.
Does it do the same running from the cd?
What video card do you have?