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deepdhan
September 19th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Hi,
I found this Wubi installer, which said, it was easier to get the linux environment on windows.. but i am not able to install it, it gives me a pop-up saying "Download was interrupted". .. have been tryin since 3 hrs now :(

http://wubi-installer.org/


please any solutions for this? or any alternativeS?

Deep

bumanie
September 19th, 2008, 10:54 AM
An alternative would be to make a dedicated dual boot system if wubi is not working - as far as wubi goes, I can't say why it is not working correctly. I have done 2 wubi installs and they have worked fine. You could check the integrity of your cd and do a md5checksum (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM) of the download to ensure its integrity also.

waspbr
September 19th, 2008, 10:58 AM
The ubuntu hardy live CDs already have wubi in them, you would just have to pop them on while you are running windows and a dialogue should open. since you already have a cd there, it would not need to download anything. So using the wubi through a live cd might be your best choice

Tatty
September 19th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Download the .iso from the main ubuntu site, Wubi is included on there.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

If you like Ubuntu, it may be worth eventually installing it on a separate partition as installing it under windows can degrade the performance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu)

deepdhan
September 19th, 2008, 11:54 AM
hmm.. i am not allowed to partition my HARD Drive.. Company policy :( .. so i need to get linux environment workin on windows.. as i understand wubi is supposed to be simpler isnt it?

So how could I solve my problem?

Tatty
September 19th, 2008, 12:26 PM
hmm.. i am not allowed to partition my HARD Drive.. Company policy :( .. so i need to get linux environment workin on windows.. as i understand wubi is supposed to be simpler isnt it?

So how could I solve my problem?

You might want to talk to your admins before installing Ubuntu, they may not be happy with new OS's appearing on their network.

If they are fine with it though, Wubi should be fine for you. Just download the ubuntu .iso from the official site, it has Wubi on it.

zaivala
January 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Download the .iso from the main ubuntu site, Wubi is included on there.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

If you like Ubuntu, it may be worth eventually installing it on a separate partition as installing it under windows can degrade the performance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu)

I have tried installing from the disk AND from the Internet using Wubi. Neither works. But it has worked before, and I can't seem to remember what I did to make it work. Nonetheless, it is very frustrating to get a message stating that the "download terminated with the error:" and then get absolutely no error message, just a blank space and an "OK" button.

LowSky
January 27th, 2009, 09:56 PM
you say its a company computer?
Do you have admin rights to the machine? If not its going to be hard to install anything, without consent from the IT department.

You should really think twice beofre installing any software on a company machine. It could effect other systems or if the install goes bad it can corrupt your machine. Most IT groups only want the software they install or have approved onto their machines.

zaivala
January 27th, 2009, 10:16 PM
you say its a company computer?
Do you have admin rights to the machine? If not its going to be hard to install anything, without consent from the IT department.

You should really think twice beofre installing any software on a company machine. It could effect other systems or if the install goes bad it can corrupt your machine. Most IT groups only want the software they install or have approved onto their machines.

I said no such thing. This is a personal computer. Therefore, I *AM* the IT department.

I merely said I'm having the same problem as the previous person in this thread.

Moss

zaivala
January 30th, 2009, 08:00 AM
I don't know what's different, but I was failing to install 8.04 using WUbI, but right now the 8.10 WUbI Installer is working. I really had wanted to go back to 8.04 (my favorite game, NetHack, was available for Gnome under 8.04 but mysteriously disappeared in 8.10). Ah well, ya takes what ya gets.

Moss