View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to install ubuntu 8.04 using wbi

August 23rd, 2008, 07:41 PM
I downloaded both 8.04 & wbi, doubleclicked ubi to install 8.04 but it gives me errors.

How do you install it please? n
thanx nick

August 23rd, 2008, 07:46 PM
Burn the downloaded 8.04 as an iso, once that is done insert the 8.04 cd when running windows, it should give you the option to install it I believe.


August 23rd, 2008, 08:13 PM
sorry, it is the 8.04.1,
this .1 does it make a difference? & what is the wbi for, i thought it installs through win xp the 8.04.1? nick

August 23rd, 2008, 08:19 PM
No thats ok 8.04.1 is the update - ther are 2 types of wubi - the one you can download on it's own and the one that is on the 8.04.1 disc.

If you install with the small wubi standalone file it will go on line to download the rest of the os; you already have it - so if you run the cd, once it's burnt as an iso - it should give you the wubi install.

August 23rd, 2008, 08:27 PM
I did the iso on a dvd (694MB), reinserted the disk but nothing happened, then doubleclicked the iso & it goes in to Nero for another burn.

How do I run that iso to install 8.04.1? nick

August 23rd, 2008, 08:34 PM
Did you burn it aas an iso or image - if you burned it as data it's no good. If the disc is burnt properly then, assuming you have autorun on then it will load and ask - I haven't actually run it myself as I don't have windows :)

If you haven't got autorun - open it from the file manager - you should see wubi on the disc, double click it.

Here are thelinks for the wubi wiki and forum, which will probably come in handy over the next few days -



August 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
IT IS ISO "ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso".

I run wbi separately, it says instally 8.04, retrieving install files, then it says connect to the net.

Well I am permanently on broadband.

What next? nick

August 23rd, 2008, 10:27 PM
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#How do I install Ubuntu?

August 23rd, 2008, 10:28 PM
lo & behold, dispite all failures encountered on last posts, I discovered in one Win partition an Ubuntu directory, & its file "curl_log.txt" mentions ubuntu 8.04.

How did it install I'll never know now.

Alas though, when I rebooted & selected te first boot option, Ubuntu started loading but asks for a name & password that I do not know as I was never given the chance to install it & enter a name or password.

What the hell do I do next. I feel my only option is undelete all & forget perishing linux.

August 23rd, 2008, 10:49 PM
thanks again Forest.... but wbi could not download it as it could not see that I am permanently on broadband, & asked to go on line.

But how on earth did it install, & why the password request.

Anyway is getting late & getting me nowhere, so I declare this UNsolved & terminal, I am done.