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Ok so today I felt like upgrading to ubuntu 10.04. I downloaded it through wubi. So I use the windows boot loader. Anyway I downloaded it and it installed when I go to the boot menu and chose ubuntu my screen just goes black. Screen turns of and goes in power saving mode. Anyone had this problem?

Also where wubi downloaded ubuntu I looked and I found the iso ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64 Why does it have amd64? I don't remember chosing that I have an amd processor and I don't think I even chose the 64bit version....although my windows 7 is running at 64bit

asked Jun 17 '10 at 02:12

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edited Jun 17 '10 at 02:13

reason screen went all black was because I had a second screen plugged in via HDMI

answered Jun 18 '10 at 11:50

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If your computer is 64-bit, then amd64 is fine for you.

As for the screen turning black, I really can't tell you what the problem is, as there isn't enough information. I usually discourage people from installing through Wubi, too.

Can you try to install it without Wubi? Do you have a spare partition you can install on?

answered Jun 17 '10 at 12:29

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I used Wubi when I was new to Ubuntu and after some updates to Wubi, it started failing on my desktop. I recommend installing using the Live CD.

answered Jun 17 '10 at 13:06

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