wubi only boots to a background 10.04 beta1

Bug #543455 reported by valerie00 on 2010-03-21
This bug affects 2 people
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Nominated for Lucid by valerie00

Bug Description

The install works perfectly and the boot is perfect except when wubi only boots to a purple background with no panels not even right click capabilities. I expected a full desktop just like the live cd.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
valerie00 (valeriedak8) wrote :


Agostino Russo (ago) wrote :

Is the linux side installation completed? Can you get to a console?

Changed in wubi:
status: New → Incomplete
Anna Lear (anna-annalear) wrote :

I'm experiencing this as well. The linux installation seems to be completed. There's no way to get to a console or anything else. There is no response to key presses and mouse clicks don't do anything either. Wubi just sits at a purple background with a mouse cursor and nothing happens. The login prompt doesn't come up.

This was the case for me on the first reboot that was supposed to complete the installation and then on subsequent reboots as well.

Anna Lear (anna-annalear) wrote :

Apparently the installation wasn't complete -- I rebooted, pressed ESC for boot options, and picked "safe mode" instead of normal. Then the installation actually finished.

Now I can log in, but I end up with a blank screen with a purple background image as described in the original bug.

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