View Full Version : [kubuntu] Can't get install to work

October 8th, 2009, 04:01 PM
I'm new to Linux (actually do have a Red Hat version running on my work computer though). I want to load the kbuntu version on my personal desktop at home which currently has Vista Home Premium running. I downloaded the 700MB zip file, unzipped it, and I dont' see any sort of setup function. I did find wubi and tried to run it, but I almost immediately get a message: "Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO". So, wondering what the 700MB download actually is then? I have seen this same message posted several times on this forum, but I don't see where it has actually been answered (maybe I'm just missing it). Can I install with what I have... that being the 700MB download? How? I do have a CD/DVD drive and also many thumb drives, which I've seen mentioned, but I don't know what to do with it... what file(s) I need to put on it, etc.

Thanks for any thoughts.

October 8th, 2009, 05:48 PM
What is the name of the file you have (the unzipped filename)?

October 8th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Please look through the installation instructions.


For one, the file you downloaded is an iso image and not a zip, and you didn't have to extract it.