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I had downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 today morning, in torrent form, it was about 700 MB. Than I clicked the setup which is `Wubi.exe´. It completed the downloaded, than It stated "EXPANDING" , It expanded more than 50%, and now it (the progress) has stopped? It's been like 3 hours, and not a single percent has increased? What to do? As I am writing now, it's still showing expanding, Please Help, and by the way, I am new to Ubuntu

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For a Wubi-installation (installing Ubuntu IN Windows) you don't have to download 700Mb; simply download direct the Wubi-installer from the Ubuntu website.

In Windows execute the installer and you Ubuntu-version will be downloaded and installed in Windows. On boot you'll have a text-based option to choose Ubuntu for starting up (or Windows itself).

For setting up a dualboot (Ubuntu side by side with Windows on different partitions) you'll need to download your complete Ubuntu-ISO and burn it to a disk (or making a bootable USB-stick). Then you'll have to boot from this burned disk in order to preform an installation.

For detailed instructions or usefull help click here.

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The best is to download it from ubuntu itself: If your on a windows machine you can choose the Windows installer. If your on an Ubuntu machine, download the iso file and then there are two options:

  1. Burn the .iso to a CD/DVD or

  2. use the Startup Disk Creater and create a startup up USB stick.

You can also follow a step by step guide for installing Ubuntu



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So, by instead of 'burning' to a disc, can I use Daemon tools? – Hassan Feb 21 '13 at 15:38
Ubuntu no longer fits in a CD. It can be burned either on a DVD, wasting a lot of space. Or a startup USB disk can be created. The later one is a better option, IMHO. – Masroor Feb 21 '13 at 16:05

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