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I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi using a pen drive as a data file (I just copied wubi and ubuntu iso) and it works pretty fine. I tried many times to simply click on the iso and install, also recording it in a disk, but I get the "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" error. That's why I used the wubi. But now I want to get rid of windows xp but I don't know how. Help, please? Is there any other way to get ubuntu without windows? I can use a usb, but I'm afraid of that error again. Please, help!

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Since you installed via Wubi the easiest way will be to backup all your personal data and do a fresh install.

However, there is another method proposed here How to convert Wubi install into regular install?

I can't vouch for it as I have not done this myself but it has been accepted and has a number of up votes.

In any case make sure your personal data is backed up first.

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You can't use this method Using a cd/DVD because there is no program in windows xp to properly burn the ISO to cd/DVD. I suggest finding an ISO burner from the Internet. (Although I would not recommend)

I would recommend using your USB as a live medium by using this program:

Easy as pie. Although I believe windows 7 has a built in tool for burning ISO files, perhaps you could borrow a friends laptop?

Of course, when you get it working, you can boot into the installer after you backed up your data to separate medium and select 'Erase and install'.

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