I have these files.




I want to install Xubuntu inside windows.

I have tried with wubi.exe --dimagepath=path but still it gives an error

Cannot download metalink and therefore iso...

Please Help me with this.

Is there any way to tell wubi to pick up xubuntu's iso from my pc?


  • You should first install Ubuntu, and then inside Ubuntu install Xubuntu using sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop – Joren Sep 24 '13 at 14:37

You can't mix versions of wubi.exe (and as far as Wubi is concerned, 12.04 is not the same as 12.04.1/2/3).

You can install Xubuntu using the ISO you have as long as you use the correct wubi.exe i.e. the ones dated 24 April 2012 from old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/

To do this:

  1. Save the ISO with the correct version of wubi.exe in the same folder
  2. Disconnect from the Internet (avoid the mds5sum check)
  3. Run wubi.exe

Note this assumes that the Xubuntu ISO you have is good.

  • It is still the same. It still downloads the xubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent. I have downloaded it manually but no use. How can I tell wubi to use this iso. And now even ubuntu is not installing. – Nye Sain Sep 26 '13 at 12:15
  • And by --skipmd5check it does not give an option to install inside windows – Nye Sain Sep 26 '13 at 12:29
  • If it's downloading 12.04.3 then you are using the wrong version of wubi.exe. And disconnect from the internet (step 2). – bcbc Sep 26 '13 at 16:54

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