Ubuntu 12.04 won't come with the Windows Installer (Wubi) pre-added. But is there any way to install 12.04 using Wubi?
Wubi is still on the 12.04 CD but the ability to install inside Windows from CD has been disabled. The only way to do it is to run wubi.exe standalone available here.
For 12.04 they have simply hobbled wubi.exe to not offer the option to install, which you can bypass with a command-line option e.g. if your CD drive is
The intention is to replace
Here is the rationale behind disabling it, which was posted by Canonical's Rick Spencer on the ubuntu-devel mailing list:
Here is the bug report that documents the request to disable install from CD.
Note: Running wubi.exe standalone will download a preinstalled tar.xz image. You can still place the Desktop CD ISO in the same directory as wubi.exe and install it like that without downloading the ~500MB tar.xz image.
Yes you can install Ubuntu 12.04 using WUBI, just download the WUBI.exe here Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu, then execute it, it will download the iso file.
However if you already done downloading the iso file you can use it, just mount it using DAEMON TOOL, download it here DAEMON Tools Lite v4.48.1 (with SPTD 1.84) or any where, then execute the WUBI.exe you download from.
NOTE: stay offline so that it will not download the iso file, instead of downloading the file from the net, it will get the file from the daemon)
JUST LEAVE your question.. if there is..
The daily 12.04 iso I have here when burnt has wubi. Get that, burn it and then open it in windows.
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