I tried downloading and installing Ubuntu Linux with Wubi, but i kept getting errors. First i just downloaded and installed using Wubi and i tried again but this time i download the installation iso file and Wubi again in one file i kept getting the same error. Cannot find the installation.iso file? What went wrong?
Answer by Hugo · Feb 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Did you download the ISO from Ubuntu.com, burn it to a disc and then install within Windows? That's generally the best way to install Wubi.
I wouldn't recommend using Wubi as it just isn't the same as running Ubuntu in it's own partition. I suggest you download GParted, burn it to a disc and make a new partition for Ubuntu, it's very simple and there are a number of tutorials on YouTube on how to partition using GParted.
Answer by bobc4012 · Jun 27, 2011 at 06:44 AM
I know the post is old, but I disagree with the above replies if the person is a "true newbie"! While what they said may be good for someone with PC experience, there have been too many "newbies" who tried creating separate partitions (for Ubuntu) and ended up getting burnt. I have seen many posts where after wiping out their MBR and other stuff on their HD they get totally turned off and stay with Windows. While a Wubi install, may not be the best performing, it is a fairly safe way (other than running off a live CD (or successfully installing on a bootable flash drive). The performance degradation, typically, is very minor. If it turns out that Ubuntu (Linux) is not the newbie's "cup of tea", they can easily uninstall it (like any other window application). From the many posts I have seen, very few newbies have the experience of the "experts" who try to help. Nothing more frustrating than having something go bad (usually because of lack of understanding of what a person is doing) and then have to find someone to help restore (or re-install) and recover all those files (that were never backed up).
So please, when someone asks a question such as the one above, please answer their question and don't send them down another path that could ultimately cause them a lot of grief and frustration (due to their misunderstanding). I have seen more replies from newbies (posts in other forums) that have tossed in the towel on Linux/Ubuntu because of suggestions to do something that is beyond their experience and ability.
Please, no flaming replies. Just start scowering all the forums and you will see many frustrating posts where the person becomes turned off on Linux and stays with Windows because of the partitioning and dual booting recommendation. Fine for the person who has a reasonable understanding of the process, but not for an true newbie who found out about a free OS and available software and wants to try it before deciding to stick with it.
Answer by jadtechnic · Apr 06, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I had this problem with wubi I know this is a little late...
the solution I discovered was this once wubi was down loaded and installed when I got the error rather then stating over or deleteing it I rebooted window and the install continued and ubuntu booted I put in the password .. what I found was I had to load the ubuntu 2D because of some drivers that werent ported or optimum
any how the solution was to do a manual reboot when I did I got the grub boot choice of windows Ubuntu ...
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