Using wubi in Windows 7: Error on trying to boot to Ubuntu

Asked by Bruce Greer

There seems to be an issue in using WUBI on systems with UEFI. I have a dual boot W7/Ubuntu system (the one I am using here) but just bought a new Sony laptop because I needed an Intel I5 processor. Everything works great in using WUBI until it reboots. Then I get the following response:

File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbf
Status: Oxc000..098

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or correupt.

The BIOS is InsydeH20.

Does anyone have a clear cut solution for this?

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Bruce Greer (bruce-s-greer) said :

I meant to type .wbr, not .wbf

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Is your NTFS partition healthy? I suggest you chkdsk it

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Best bcbc (bcbc) said :

There is no Wubi solution as far as I am aware, for a full UEFI boot with GPT partition table.

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Bruce Greer (bruce-s-greer) said :

I was afraid of that. What about a non-Wubi solution?

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bcbc (bcbc) said :

You can do a normal dual boot with UEFI. Boot from an Ubuntu USB/CD/DVD and let the partitioner do it.

Standard precautions include creating a Windows repair CD and backing up important data beforehand. You might also do a search to see what existing issues there might be e.g.

Otherwise you could also try Ubuntu in a virtual machine. The only downside is the graphics tend to be limited.

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Bruce Greer (bruce-s-greer) said :

I had installed VirtualBox and have Ubuntu running in it. That was the solution I wanted as it gave me the best of both worlds. I thought I would migrate all my Windows applications from my extant 32-bit machine and have this quite powerful system on which I could do everything.

The reason I decided to fall back to a dual-boot situation is the responsiveness of Ubuntu as the guest OS in VB is quite poor. I felt that I would not be very productive in that environment.

I appreciate your taking the time to address my issues.