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I am new to open-source software but I'm very much interested in trying it out and hopefully I can start using Ubuntu soon.

I downloaded wubi.exe first and then I used it to install Ubuntu 12.04-LTS desktop. It said I had to wait for 6 hrs to finish installation. I did wait patiently...but after an hour or so, an error message popped up and said the installation had to be stopped.

This is the exact message I got:

IOError:<urlopen error (7,'getaddrinfo failed')

It also asked me to check my computer's log files for more information but I do not know how to access the log files.

I'll be grateful for any help with regard to this installation.

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Are you running Wubi as administrator? – hexafraction Sep 22 '12 at 7:00
@ObsessiveFOSS I dont see the option to run as an administrator on windows xp. – niveditha Sep 23 '12 at 18:47
I mean being logged in under an account that has administrator access. – hexafraction Sep 23 '12 at 20:14
yes i do have administrative access...but how does that affect the installation? – niveditha Sep 24 '12 at 6:01
Wubi requires administrative access to install its bootloader files, which must be added as entries to boot.ini, which is protected so only admins can write to it., A similar restriction goes for many programs. – hexafraction Sep 24 '12 at 10:38

first download the .iso file, and then put the wubi.exe there, and then run wubi.exe, it will be faster, withing 1 hour approx. (disconnect from the internet after downloading file).

The IO error may be because of internet connectivity while installing online.

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can you give me the exact link for the .iso file? thanks. – niveditha Sep 23 '12 at 18:49

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