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    Unhappy Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Hello everyone,

    I need help regarding the windows based ubuntu installer. Its stuck at creating virtual disks for the past 3 hours ... this isnt normal i assume because i installed ubuntu previously via a bootable USB and it didnt take an hour to install!!!

    What to do now??

    Thank you for any help in advance.

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck - server down ?

    I have a similar problem.

    After asking for my initial details (install size, password etc.), the installer's progress bar quickly makes it 1/3rd of the way across and then stalls (it's been there an hour now).

    I presume the file server must be down ?

    It's very frustrating. I just want to get going quickly !

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Its NOT a file server issue, the files downloaded .. its during installation (creating virtual disks) that the installer simply goes to infinity and never finishes!!

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    I would suggest downloading the Ubuntu ISO and using the Wubi option on the disc . I have let friends use my discs for Wubi installations with great success . A Wubi installation goes much faster from a disc and you have a live cd and the option to dual boot as well.
    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    The WUbi option on the USB drive is also downloading the whole damn ubuntu iso from the internet again after extracting for 12 minutes the installation from the disk??? What gives??

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Don't run Wubi from a USB drive. It doesn't work (except in some unique circumstances) and it will copy the entire USB partition before failing e.g. 4GB USB with single partition means it copies 4GB to your hard drive, then fails, then tries to download the ISO again.

    The easiest way to install wubi is:
    1. download the desktop CD from the release you want
    2. download the wubi.exe from the release you want in the same folder
    Run wubi from there.
    (so for 11.04, go to releases.ubuntu.com/11.04

    If it's getting stuck creating the virtual disks, run chkdsk and defragment prior to running. Not sure of any other reason it should get stuck.

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    What do you mean same folder?

    Do i extract the ISO file and run the WUBI therein? Because i had both the ISO and wubi separately before and wubi always goes to the internet to download the iso, how will it realize that i have the iso downloaded on my pc and locate it to install it?

    I am sorry but this is getting confusing. I've tried installing this in so many ways already and got no joy ...

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    I put the ISO file and wubi in the same folder and ran them and it still went online to download the file.

    This is a mess. There are no clear instructions or guide to installing from wubi anywhere or any explanations as to why the wubi installer goes online everytime n wastes time when the ISO is saved locally. I thought this process would be easier than installing windows but sadly it isnt.

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fouzan View Post
    I put the ISO file and wubi in the same folder and ran them and it still went online to download the file.

    This is a mess. There are no clear instructions or guide to installing from wubi anywhere or any explanations as to why the wubi installer goes online everytime n wastes time when the ISO is saved locally. I thought this process would be easier than installing windows but sadly it isnt.
    If it's still going online then you either:
    1. have the wrong releases mixed
    2. the CD desktop ISO has a bad md5sum

    or less likely
    a) you downloaded a dvd or alternate cd iso
    b) you downloaded the 64bit but your computer is 32bit
    c) ... something new and mysterious

    Why don't you grab the log file from the %temp% folder, and post the contents here - that will give a definitive answer. Just post it between [CODE][/CODE] tags (click # above) because it will be long.

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