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    Pride Goes Before a Fall.

    Had 12.04 on my desktop after upgrading, in a dual boot configuration with windows 7, unfortunately a hardware fault meant i had to have a new motherboard and cpu. also had Windows7 reloaded to the whole hard drive afterwards. I thought that as I had loaded ubuntu several years ago, I could do it again.
    I got the Iso download for 12.04 and put on a DVD, put it into my unit tray where it asked me did I wish to load it using Wubi ( This was in Win 7) I said OK, I then ran the disk tried 12.04, managed to send an email etc, etc, thought to myself this is OK . then noticed on the Ubuntu screen a folder with download Unbuntu 12.04. Thinking that this must be the way to do it ,I clicked on it, and followed the setting up instructions.
    Now I find that whilst my hard drive has a volume of approximately the size I allocated I can not access it, I boot straight into Win 7. It is obvious that this is not right, so how can I resolve this?
    Regards Cliff

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    Re: Pride Goes Before a Fall.

    If you are in fact using Wubi you can start here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    If Ubuntu doesn't show up in programs and features in Windows, Open local disk C under computer. There is a remove Ubuntu icon inside the Ubuntu folder.
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    Re: Pride Goes Before a Fall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    If you are in fact using Wubi you can start here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    If Ubuntu doesn't show up in programs and features in Windows, Open local disk C under computer. There is a remove Ubuntu icon inside the Ubuntu folder.
    First Of all, allow me to thank you for your time and trouble. Apart from two extra partitions of about 180 and 9 gigs ) I allocated about 200 gigs I have nothing saying Ubuntu under my C drive or anywhere else.
    Now, afterwards I dimly remember that when I loaded the original Ubuntu some years ago, I had to go into the Bios and alter it to boot from the disc drive and then follow the process. Making no excuses it does seem to me to be a little silly to be using a method where those of us that do not do this every day, can if in a demonstration start loading thinking that this must be a more modern way of doing things. I understand from the chap that reloaded Win 7 for me that I can recover the space by deleting the extra Volumes and expanding the Win 7 volume to take up the extra space. However as I am none too sure of where the 9 gigs volume came from I might leave that for now.

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    Re: Pride Goes Before a Fall.

    It sounds like you did a normal install, but it didn't install the grub bootloader. Can you boot from the DVD via the BIOS, select "Try Ubuntu" and then give us the output of the bootinfoscript?

    Thanks

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    Re: Pride Goes Before a Fall.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbc View Post
    It sounds like you did a normal install, but it didn't install the grub bootloader. Can you boot from the DVD via the BIOS, select "Try Ubuntu" and then give us the output of the bootinfoscript?

    Thanks
    I have looked at my new motherboard and they have a remark saying that they do not do Linux drivers ,go to the chipset vendor. Went to Intel for their H61 express chiopset ,and they do not support Linux drivers, in effect try a 3rd party. I suspect that if I had loaded 12.04 through the disc drive that the drivers in 12.04 would have worked. My new board is a Gigabyte TE-UEFI dual Bios model no H61M-S2 PV, and I think that I could get it to boot from disc. But as I have to take this Tower back to the chap who re-installed Win7 for me next week, I'll chicken out and let him do it for me.
    What with the hardware failure ,the 12.04 install going wrong I'm just waiting for the third strike, my nerves are not what they were. I have a strong suspicion that if I had the boot from disc drive working all would have gone well, but of course I wasn't thinking of this when I had the Win 7 reloaded.
    Thank you for your suggestion.
    Regards Cliff.

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    Re: Pride Goes Before a Fall.

    Okay that makes more sense. With UEFI you need to use a 64bit version of Ubuntu and there are some other things (I haven't done this myself) like having to boot the installer (DVD/USB) in EFI mode... here's something others have written up: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    That link mentions 12.10 - I'm not certain about 12.04 but I reckon it probably has the same support as 12.10 (except if you have the original 12.04 - not the updated 12.04.1 - then it won't work).
    Last edited by bcbc; December 1st, 2012 at 07:11 PM.

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