Quad BooT Gone Wrong, Cant Use Linux

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Quad BooT Gone Wrong, Cant Use Linux

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i have windows 7, vista, and ubuntu on my machine. Ubuntu was installed with wubi.

I tried installing mint with wubi and it worked really good and i had a good quad boot.

But then when i tried to use ubuntu it just booted into to mint so i couldnt get to ubuntu.

i tried uninstalling mint using the uninstall feature but the mint option is still there and when i go to ubuntu it still has an error saying cannot find mint.

Someone help me :(

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Re: Quad BooT Gone Wrong, Cant Use Linux

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Reinsert the ubuntu cd. There should be an option that allows you to fix the existing ubuntu filesystem
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Re: Quad BooT Gone Wrong, Cant Use Linux

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I installed them both with Wubi

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Re: Quad BooT Gone Wrong, Cant Use Linux

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Can someoen please help me? :(

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Someone please i want to use my system =[

And a lot of posts are getting kicked down due to the spammer of black ****. lol.

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Aflack wrote:i have windows 7, vista, and ubuntu on my machine. Ubuntu was installed with wubi...But then when i tried to use ubuntu it just booted into to mint so i couldnt get to ubuntu.

i tried uninstalling mint using the uninstall feature but the mint option is still there and when i go to ubuntu it still has an error saying cannot find mint.
Ubuntu was installed with wubi...
Which one is it
  • Unbuntu doesn't work
    --it goes into Mint menu
    Ubuntu works
    --I can get to the Ubuntu menus
Wubi installer..
http://wubi-installer.org/support.php
http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?q=wubi
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news ... lpha-5.ars
For Ubuntu, look in /boot/grub/menu.1st
--and delete the Mint sections, of that Ubuntu bootloader menu: and I presume you are using the Ubuntu menus to boot windows 7, Ubuntu and any other OS you install..
While the Ubuntu desktop is loaded/logged in..
alt F2, gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.1st

Wubi, from search above
http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?q=wubi
http://www.gadgetbase.com/install-ubunt ... -with-wubi
installer video, explaining a little of how wubi works..

I don't know that it would be any better than a VM, like virtualbox..

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[Edit for last post]
Wubi creates entries to windows boot.ini file
--so edit windows boot.ini file to remove entries, you don't want: within windows (usually)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/R ... g+Boot.ini
  • A file called BOOT.INI stores information regarding the physical location(s) of your various Windows NT-based installations. NTLDR accesses this file to get a list of the installed operating systems and display them in the on-screen boot menu for the end user to pick and OS to load into.
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty
Dual-Booting Windows and Ubuntu
  • Alternatives include:
    * Wubi(Windows-based Ubuntu Installer), an officially supported dual-boot installer that allows Ubuntu to be run mounted in a virtual-disk within the Windows environment (which can cause a slight degradation in performance). Because the installation requires an intact functioning Windows system, it is recommended to install Ubuntu in this manner for short-term evaluation purposes only. A permanent Ubuntu installation should be installed in its own partition, with its own filesystem, and should not rely on Windows.
    * EasyBCD, a free Windows-based program that allows you to dual-boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu (as well as other operating systems) by configuring the Vista bootloader.

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I can easily remove the boot entries, but when I try to actually choose the ubuntu boot option, it says it cant find mint.

i had mint but uninstalled it. when i installed it it made my ubuntu boot just boot mint even though i choosed ubuntu.

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Anyone?

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