Cannot install in VM or through wubi

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http://askubuntu.com – I've tried VMs and now Wubi, and whenever i use a VM to install, i get "must run in low graphics mode" with a black screen or it freezes afterward. When I install on my real machine through wubi, I reboot into Ubuntu, and I get the following: "completing the Ubuntu installation" "For more installation boot options, press 'esc' now" "0" "_" It stays on this screen for as long as I have patience (think an hour or more) and then I just restart and boot into Windows. All i have to do is download the appropriate wubi.exe and it does everything else, right? I feel like (HowTos)