Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 plus USB maker. Tapped Esc key to choose boot from USB (successful). Installation menu came up. chose "English". Hit "Enter-key". After that, nothing happened. All Dead.
Downloaded Ubuntu Window Installer "wubi.exe". followed prompt (all ok). "Installing Ubuntu-12.04.03" screen popped up. all ok. then error message: "An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image files For more information, please see the log file: c:\users...\appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.0403-rev279.log". dead.
Above was done on my old desktop Compaq with Vista. happy to get rid of Vista. I don't mind having this hard-disk re-formatted as it has virus (something like desktop.ini). Is my best bet to get an Ubuntu installation CD ? hate getting things via post wish I could run to a shop (here is Sydney Australia) and buy an Ubuntu installation CD right away .
Any suggestion will be really appreciated. thanks !! Geoff