Well I installed wubi about 3 days ago when I saw it on www.download.com The only thing is that they did not say anywhere on there that it would break the Vista boot loader. So for right now I'm stuck in ubuntu (which don't get me wrong, linux is awesome) but I'm a gamer and so all my games for windows are installed on Vista.
I looked in the Wubi guides and it shows in there how to manually uninstall wubi. But when I tried it in wubi it told me that everything in my C drive was read-only. So I cannot delete or edit any of the boot files in Ubuntu right now. I figured that it cannot make changes to any files that are in use at the time so what I'm wondering is whether or not I can use an Ubuntu live cd and boot from that and do the manual uninstall listed in the wiki, which just involves deleting a few files in the root directory.
I heard somewhere else on these forums that if you use the windows disk and choose Startup repair, it would fix the MBR and allow Vista to boot once again. I tried this but Windows said that there were no problems with the startup. I have also tried ihtting escape right after the text about loading Ubuntu or something of the like comes up, but to no avail. I really don't want to reformat my hard drive but I guess I will if I have to.
I would be happy to try out any future versions of Wubi that may work on Vista to help out the community. I love linux and I love the ease of use that Wubi offers. But I feel that next time I'm going to just partition my hard drive
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also my specs are as follows:
1 x 40GB Hard Drive (master (also has root of Vista on it))
1 x 200GB Hard (slave)
2.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 with hyper-threading capabilities
1 x (Samsung I think) CD-ROM drive
1 x Philips DVD+/-RW drive
Nvidia GeForce 7600GT (overclocked)
Ubuntu and Wubi runs great on this hardware by the way. I even tried out Beryl (something I've always wanted to do) and it runs like a treat. No lag and my computer starts up and turns off fast.