I had downloaded the latest Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop, and later double clicked on "wubi.exe" from the WINRAR Zip file that was earlier downloaded. The next thing that happened was that another download began (which I had directed to be downloaded into the Partition where I wanted to install the Software. Mine is Windows XP, with Four partitioned Disk each 40 GB. The second download mentioned took about four hrs and a half (nearly 2.6 GB) and when the end point neared an error occurred and I could not do anything further. I note that all the files are installed somewhere in my Computer. But I am not able to get at te destination. How do I proceed? Please Help

Thank you

  • possible duplicate of How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows?; please be aware that Wubi is deprecated and unsupported since quite a while. – David Foerster Oct 21 '14 at 13:08
  • My question is not this – Hariharan Pv Oct 21 '14 at 13:11
  • What was the error message at the end of the download then? – David Foerster Oct 21 '14 at 13:13
  • There was a mention of a temp file log. I did not have time to take down. I am not an advanced user, although I do often install new software self. Would there be a log of such files? If so ... may be I could look at them. pl guide – Hariharan Pv Oct 21 '14 at 13:35
  • I recommend that you try to install again and this time save the error message and referred log file. Then you can edit your question to add the additional info. – David Foerster Oct 21 '14 at 14:14

Here's how to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 using Wubi.

  1. Download the ISO and wubi.exe from http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04.1
  2. Place the two items in the same directory with no other ISOs (is the best)
  3. Disconnect from the internet (or else wubi will reject the ISO)
  4. Run Wubi and install normally, but don't restart your computer.
  5. Reconnect to the internet and reboot your computer (otherwise your wifi card may remain disabled)

You have to do this offline because otherwise it downloads the wrong md5sum and fails the ISO and then downloads another. I didn't bother going through the process to see why that fails.

Once you've rebooted and the installation is completed, it won't boot though due to another weirdness since 14.04. You have to edit the grub entry first. Wubi suppresses the display of the Grub menu, so hold down the Shift key after selecting Ubuntu and then follow the instructions here: Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted

For this (and other issues) I recommend not using Wubi. But if you want to, that's how.

P.S. Because you're skipping the md5sum check, there is a risk that your ISO download is corrupted or incomplete and this can lead to failures. Depending on the reliability of your internet connection you may wish to manually verify the md5sum yourself.

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