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Wubi fails to install Kubuntu: “cannot download metalink…”

I installed ubuntu with no errors, when I try to install Kubuntu using wubi.exe I get this:

    An error occured:
Cannot download the metalink therefore the ISO

For more information please see the log file:

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, maythux, theDefector, Amith KK, LnxSlck Oct 5 '12 at 11:11

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This could be a bug. Also version of wubi and kubuntu is not mentioned in question.

Follow below steps,

  1. Download kubuntu ISO → http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu
  2. Download appropriate wubi version.
  3. Put them in same folder.
  4. Run wubi.
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Both the kubuntu download links in the installer are dead links: http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/12.04/kubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.metalink http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/12.04/kubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.metalink

There is a current confirmed but unassigned bug for this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/1004173

  • I would have thought getting hesitant Windows users to more easily try out Kubuntu would be a reasonable priority, but I suppose the priority is on Ubuntu, and that works fine.

Putting an ISO in the wubi folder works great in the mean time.

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