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Thread: Problems Installing ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on xp os

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    Problems Installing ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on xp os

    When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 side by side with XP OS, the desktop of Ubuntu shows itself as totally pixilated. I have attempted this install a number of time with no success.

    Your help and guidance would be appreciated.

    By the way, I am a nubi to Ubuntu. Should I have posted on the Beginners Forum?

    Regards,

    mikeandsylvia

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    Re: Problems Installing ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on xp os

    What hardware you have? Have you enough RAM? Because it needs a lot of memory to work. Not alone Ubuntu need that but also windows needs memory to run.
    Why not a dualboot? Of course you need enough space on your HD.
    Give some details. ThanX


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    Re: Problems Installing ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on xp os

    Heir 4c,

    I appreciate your response.

    My Hardware is as follows:

    Dell Inspiron 530 (2007)
    4mb Ram Memory
    C: Drive available storage = 267gb
    XP (service pack 3)
    2.2 Gh Processor (Duel)
    DVD Optical Drive
    Display: NVIDIA GEforce 8300gs

    I trust this is enough info. If not let me know what other info you need.

    I want to run side by side with XP so that I can get to know this new animal (ubuntu)
    before I need to decide in which direction to go when MS support ends next April.

    Regards,

    mikeandsylvia

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    Re: Problems Installing ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on xp os

    probably 4 GB ram, not 4 MB.

    anyway you can try boot option nomodeset. see if it helps.: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    also instead of wubi you can try virtualbox. it seems like you have enough ram: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox

    also try some of the other from the Ubuntu family such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu...
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