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    Gries, France
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    No Windows Boot Manager after Installation & Restart


    today I used the Windows-based Ubuntu Installer (Wubi) as per Ubuntu Documentation.

    I get as far as Completing the Ubuntu Setup Wizard and Reboot Now. But after rebooting I don't get the Windows Boot Manager to finish the installation. I always get back to Windows XP which operates as if nothing had happened. Or to use another installation guide (, I get through 1 to 6 but 7 never comes, I'm just back to Win XP.

    Please note that I don't want a clean install as for the time being I stick with Windows but want to try and use occasionnally some programs on Ubuntu (and do a little programming, maybe).

    Anyone an idea what might have gone wrong?

    My basic OS: Windows XP SP3
    Wubi: downloaded yesterday from here
    Intended Ubuntu: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS

    Thanks anyone reading and trying to help!

    P.S. A small explanation of the difference between the Windows Boot Manager and the Windows (NT) Boot Loader (ntldr) would be appreciated.
    Last edited by HolgerBurghardt; October 6th, 2012 at 09:30 AM. Reason: Added a phrase to better show the problem.
    Dual boot: Windows XP HE SP3 and Kubuntu 12.04
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