windows 8 install problem

Asked by William OKeefe

Just installed latest version on a new Windows 8 HP laptop. On reboot (and subsequent reboots) after selecting Ubuntu I get a Windows warning about failed install due to missing file: ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr

Where do I go from here?

William OKeefe

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you chkdsk your NTFS partition

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bcbc (bcbc) said :

Wubi doesn't work on computers with GPT disks. Newer Windows 8 computers all use GPT disks - if it uses secure boot then it definitely has a GPT disk.

In this case you cannot use Wubi, but you can install a normal dual boot. If you use secure boot, you have to use the 64bit Ubuntu. Please research this first via google to confirm how to do it. e.g.

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