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I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7. After running the wubi installer it downloaded the files but now the setup is just showing expanding and its been over 2 hours. Any solution ?

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It could just be very, very slow. What kind of CPU do you have? –  hexafraction Sep 22 '12 at 20:32
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You don't have to mount iso in daemon-tools, that may cause many problems. Best way is to download the iso and WUBI installer. Place it in same folder on Windows and run WUBI.

WUBI installer has built-in iso-check so corrupt iso is not possible to pass. In some cases, WUBI automatically download 64bit version if you have CPU 64bit capable. That is a major problem if you have low RAM.

So, download the iso, download WUBI instaler, put them in same folder (do not mount ISO in daemon) and run WUBI as usual.

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Hi I also had this problem. I "fixed it" (more like a work-around) by downloading Ubuntu 11.10 iso image (See the Oneiric download page), mounting it with Daemon tools, installing it inside windows using the built-in wubi, and then updated to 12.04 through the Ubuntu updater. It's a bummer and takes time, but at least it worked.

I hope they fix Wubi ASAP.

Emannxx

PS: Don't download Ubuntu 12.04 iso image as it doesn't come with "Wubi installer" anymore.

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You can make live usb/cd if you already have iso image. Just boot cd/usb and install from there. –  penreturn Oct 3 '12 at 22:33
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