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    Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    I have tried to download the Windows Ubuntu 12.04 installer (on my five-year-old Dell Windopws XP machine):

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dows-installer

    Clicking on the above, I get sent to a 'make a contribution' page:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...s=&release=lts

    Three times (once on Internet Explorer, twice on Firefox) I have made a contribution with Paypal, but, after Paypal have achknowledged that the contibution has been received, instead of my being then allowed to progress with the installation, I just get sent to the Paypal homepage:

    https://www.paypal.com/home

    There seems no way of getting beyond the 'make a contribution' page.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    WM

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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Yes, that link surely is directing to a page from where the installer cannot be downloaded.
    And that link is where in this page? : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    Wubi is an abandoned project and it is best to avoid it.
    If you want to run Ubuntu, get a liveCD and choose 'Try Ubuntu' to check hardware compatibility and all.
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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    First of all, just to let you know just in case, it isn't mandatory to contribute - in case you were wondering about Ubuntu being free and all that. Yes, it is free. It is up to you if you choose to contribute or not.

    Secondly, if you've already contributed as you mentioned, what if you just choose the "Not now, take me to the download page". Does it let you download the image then?

    Otherwise, it is just another weird DNS/ISP/Browser issue. If you keep encountering the same problem, try a different browser.

    The simplest of all, download from here:

    http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/

    Regards.

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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Thanks a lot, Bhattabhishek. I much appreciate your help.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhattabhishek View Post
    Yes, that link surely is directing to a page from where the installer cannot be downloaded.
    And that link is where in this page? : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
    Go to Windows section in right-hand column, click on third option 'Installing Ubuntu...', it takes you to

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...u-with-windows

    Click on the 'Windows Installer' link near the top.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhattabhishek View Post
    Wubi is an abandoned project and it is best to avoid it.
    If you want to run Ubuntu, get a liveCD and choose 'Try Ubuntu' to check hardware compatibility and all.
    I have tried installing with a CD and with a USB stick. Both failed.

    Thanks and best wishes,
    WM

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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Mant thanks, Sikander!

    Quote Originally Posted by sikander3786 View Post
    First of all, just to let you know just in case, it isn't mandatory to contribute - in case you were wondering about Ubuntu being free and all that. Yes, it is free. It is up to you if you choose to contribute or not.
    That's good to know for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by sikander3786 View Post
    Secondly, if you've already contributed as you mentioned, what if you just choose the "Not now, take me to the download page". Does it let you download the image then?
    There isn't a "Not now..." on the page that I can see:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...s=&release=lts


    Quote Originally Posted by sikander3786 View Post
    Otherwise, it is just another weird DNS/ISP/Browser issue. If you keep encountering the same problem, try a different browser.

    The simplest of all, download from here:

    http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/

    Regards.
    Where exactly is the Wubi installer on this page, please? I'm not having a lot of luck with the PC (Intel x86) Wubi filesystem archive link.

    Thanks again,
    WM

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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Quote Originally Posted by wmfnormal View Post
    I have tried installing with a CD and with a USB stick. Both failed.

    Thanks and best wishes,
    WM
    What happens when you try to install using CD or USB?

    Did you open a thread for that?
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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Thanks Bhatta. I'll get back to you on that, it's complicated.

    What was going on with the contribution page (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...s=&release=lts), I am wondering with concern? Why didn't it have a 'Not now, take me to the download page' link,and why didn't it take me anywhere after I'd paid my money?

    Cheers,
    WM

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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Quote Originally Posted by wmfnormal View Post
    Thanks Bhatta. I'll get back to you on that, it's complicated.
    Belatedly:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...6#post12997596

    Cheers,
    WM

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    Re: Wubi installation download stuck on contributions page

    Update: I asked via Paypal for a refund of my donation, received one without quibble or explanation.

    Still seems odd, though.

    If anyone can direct me to a webpage where there actually is a Wubi download - as opposed to a page which just seems to link to such - I'd be grateful.

    Many thanks,
    WM

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