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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows XP and I want to "Try Ubuntu" before installing. Getting a Error during installation "Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO" message.

The steps I have taken are as follows:

  1. Downloaded 12.04.1 to my HD
  2. Used the Universal USB Installer
  3. Clicked on Install Ubuntu (E:)
  4. Clicked on wubi and changed the installation drive to E:(6GB Free), Desktop environment: Ubuntu, then entered PW.

Other pertinent information that could helpful to you is that when I installed Windows XP on my laptop 1 yr ago, I installed it with no partitions.

Any help would be very grateful...Thanks!

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Did you have a internet connection when attemting to install? –  the_Seppi Dec 28 '13 at 19:00
Yes I do, but installation process doesn't get me that far. –  Franco Dec 28 '13 at 19:13
You might want to use UNetBootin or Pendrive instead –  the_Seppi Dec 28 '13 at 19:36
Rebooted laptop using drive E with SanDisk...I get the following msg: This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae; Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. –  Franco Dec 28 '13 at 19:57
Using UNetBootin now –  Franco Dec 28 '13 at 20:39

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