wubrildr.mgr file missing or corrupt when booting Ubuntu 12.10 on Windows 7 starter...?

Asked by Joe S. on 2012-10-30

ok so i am running windows 7 starter on my Acer Aspire One. i downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 windows installer from ubuntu.com and let it all install on my laptop so i can run windows alongside it. so when it finished i rebooted my laptop and when i chose to boot with Ubuntu, it says it failed because my wubildr.mbr file is missing or corupt...yet when i check the file its there and even after i uninstalled and reinstalled ubunutu 4 times, it still says its corupt. i want to run ubuntu on my laptop becuase from the reviews ive read it is really good for games such as Minecraft unlike windows. if someone could help me to install Ubuntu 12.10 for Windows 7 correctly i would really appreciate that! thanks!

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Joe S. (joe-sauls14) said : #1

oh and i do want to still be able to boot into ubuntu and windows when i please. thanks

Why not resize your NTFS using Windows 7 and install to the freed space, you'll need about

Wubi is a quick and dirty try before you buy, it's not a long term solution and is a lot harder to fix from LiveCD should you ever need to do stuff like that

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

Couldn't agree more with Andrew here.

1. Make sure you have everything in Windows backed up and you know where the Windows install disk is just in case
2. In windows resize your C drive to make room for ubuntu
3. Install Ubuntu alongside windows.

Each OS is completely separate from the other and you will be asked when you boot which one you want to use.

Joe S. (joe-sauls14) said : #4

how would i resize my NTFS? but wouldnt i need to install on a new partition too to give ubuntu enough space to run and store files...?

Joe S. (joe-sauls14) said : #5

thanks everyone especially Warren! ill try that asap and see if it works! thanks

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