Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Wubi download not working. Retrying every 5 seconds.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Beans
    2

    Wubi download not working. Retrying every 5 seconds.

    I select my username and password then the next screen of the installer tries to download Ubuntu-7.01-alternative-i386.iso and keeps on just saying "retrying in 5 seconds" over and over.

    Is the server down?

    Can we not have the setup dependent on a server? Can we please have a standalone download of the installer?

    Even that could be torrented up. As long as I can always install it!

    Tom.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Beans
    251

    Re: Wubi download not working. Retrying every 5 seconds.

    Download this file and save it in the same directory as wubi.exe

    http://releases.ubuntu.com/feisty/ub...rnate-i386.iso

    Then run wubi.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Beans
    2

    Re: Wubi download not working. Retrying every 5 seconds.

    Thanks!

    Turns out my NSIS was just screwed up for some reason. Another NSIS installer was also failing to download anything. Don't know what fixed it but now it is fixed. Weird.

    Now I'm waiting my 4 hours to complete the download.
    What about a lighter version of Ubuntu, say fitting into a 10 minute download?

    Tom.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Beans
    206

    Re: Wubi download not working. Retrying every 5 seconds.

    Same issue here, except if you leave it trying for about 2 mins, it'll suddenly succeed. I suspect it's going through a list of mirrors, and suddenly finds one that works when the others had failed for some mysterious reason (some kind of timeout? - it only seems to try for a fraction of a second before failing)

    On a similar note todo with downloaders, I don't know which mirror it selects, but the built in downloader only gets 100kb/s on average on my connection, and it varys a lot, whereas I normally get 500kb/s when the servers aren't overloaded.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •