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I tried again and failed – Damn You Ubuntu

Okay, figured, since Wubi Installer build went up a .00.01, figured they fixed something, so I tried installing Ubuntu again. Same problem. I took the advice of the commenter, then came across a new problem. Now instead of the 3 crazy columns of crazy colors, the load made it just a wee bit further, then… it turned off my monitor. The only way to go out of this was the command prompt. Oh well. I researched and I tried various options from the Ubuntu Forums, but to no avail.

Then, I tried installing Kubuntu, but same problem and definitely couldn’t get the Nvidia drivers installed this time. I’m giving up till I have another computer where I can do a fresh install of Ubuntu directly and forget all about Wubi… for now…


My Wubi Ubuntu Installation Failed

Will I try it again? Possibly… Does this turn me away from a new Ubuntu installation in the future? Possibly… Will I most likely install it again at some point, just in case? Of Course. As Sharon called this though, it was surely a “Dorky Disappointment”. Here are some excited Screen shots I took, then wait for the final death screen just as Ubuntu was loading… So close…

img117img115 img118 img117 img121 img122 Then the Flashing screen of Death…img124


A Flickering 3 column screen of colors, that I let go for at least 10 minutes… Did anybody else have this problem? I probably should’ve screen captured my error message (which I only got when I finally hit the power button, which brought me out of the “Screen of Death” back into the loading interface)… Something about a HP… Load error?


Average Computer User trying Ubuntu

So, since I checked Wubi again recently and read that “Wubi will run on on all image Windows versions from Windows 98 to Windows Vista”, and I unfortunately/fortunately have Vista, I am in the process of downloading Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn, through (Read the FAQ first). I am heading out for the night, let’s see what happens when I reboot tomorrow… dum dum dummmmmmmm….. (Blogging is truly making me a geek/dork)…

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