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I have downloaded the link provided in home page of Ubuntu i.e., 12.04 for desktop ubuntu. I got downloaded a file which of size 733 MB in ISO format and then I extract files from the ISO image and then I click on the Wubi and it re-directed me into a link and took me an 30 mins or so.

After completing the download, installation came to halt throwing some log error. It happened 2 times for me. Is there anything problem with my process with my installation process or is there any other process for installing? Currently I'm using Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from Windows 8. Help me with this problem. Thanks in advance.

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The general recommendations I can give: do not use Wubi!!! It is discontinued since 13.04, so you will have to convert existing installation to regular before you can upgrade further. –  Danatela Mar 24 at 4:13
    
possible duplicate of How do I install Ubuntu? –  Danatela Mar 24 at 4:14
    
I'm not burning ISO image into a CD. I'm extracting files using WinRAR. Is that okay ?? –  Chani Mar 24 at 4:24
    
I never used Wubi. It is better to write ISO to CD rather then extracting it, because regular installation of Ubuntu has some advantages over Wubi. –  Danatela Mar 24 at 4:32
    
Where can I get links of them other than Wubi ?? –  Chani Mar 24 at 4:35

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(Everything I have read about Wubi indicates you should not use it!) I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, downloaded the file and burned to a DVD. You can run Ubuntu from the DVD so you can try it out without installing it. If you choose to install it is pretty easy, try dual-boot (mine is with XP). There is a partition manager in the install program, I set my partitions about half & half between Ubuntu and XP. After installation a new bootup screen will appear which will allow you to boot either operating system. My XP still works fine, no problems.

My total installation time was around 2 hours including downloading Ubuntu and burning the DVD.

After that I spent HOURS checking out Ubuntu! There are a lot of programs included. It recognized my network immediately and I was online doing email in minutes. Also downloaded pics from my phone right away.

Good luck, you can do it!

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The general instruction you should follow: How do I install Ubuntu?

Instruction for Windows 8 64-bit UEFI: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

Also, there is a special tag for dual-boot. Just read those instructions.

Do not use Wubi. It's not designed for Windows 8 and it's support discontinued after 13.04 Release

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