Hi! I've tried on two separate occassions to install Ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop(Philips MT2700 running WinXP Media Center edition) but unfortunately failed on both attempts. I clicked "Download Now" from this website and followed the steps stated in the WubiGuide wherein it says there:
How do I install Ubuntu? Run wubi, insert a password for the new account, and click "install". The installation process from this point is fully automatic. The installation files (700MB) will be downloaded and checked, after which you will be asked to reboot. Do so and select Ubuntu at the boot screen. The installation will continue for another 10-15 minutes and the machine will reboot again. This is it. Now you can select Ubuntu at the boot screen and start using it.
But in my case after selecting Ubuntu at the boot screen the Ubuntu icon will appear on a black background for about 30 seconds and then it will just disappear...the monitor will go into sleep mode and my cpu will be silent. I waited and waited and nothing happened...and I am forced to do a hard reboot just to be able to use the computer again. What could be the reason why the installation would not continue? I was thinking could it be hardware or driver problems? I am also thinking could it be that what I need is the 32-bit version because what Wubi downloaded into my pc is ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso. I have read in the Wubi FAQ this:
Can I force Wubi to download and install a 32 bit version of Ubuntu? Yes, either pre-download the appropriate 32 bit ISO manually and place it in the same folder as Wubi.exe or start Wubi with the "--32bit" argument.
How do I start Wubi with the "--32bit" argument? Where can I find the 32-bit ISO so that I will download it? If I am able to download the 32-bit ISO and placed it in the same folder as Wubi.exe do I need to delete the previously downloaded ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso before running Wubi?
I hope someone can help me install Ubuntu via Wubi on my desktop. The Wubi icon is still in my desktop and Ubuntu is still in my Add/Remove BUT I am already having thoughts of giving up and deleting both out of frustration for failing twice to install Ubuntu successfully via Wubi. Thanks in advance!