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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Figured it out. It was none of the above.
    I went to that wubi page suggested by frogshair (apparently no direct link from the ubuntu main site?) and it stated how to install wubi on a pc with no internet .. and then it hit me ... i shut my net down and THEN ran the installer and it installed without going online. Apparently the installer is by default set to go online to search for the latest iso?? Maybe? .. thats what i deduced.

    Anyway thanks for all the effort and help extended by frogshair, martyn and bcbc.

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fouzan View Post
    Figured it out. It was none of the above.
    I went to that wubi page suggested by frogshair (apparently no direct link from the ubuntu main site?) and it stated how to install wubi on a pc with no internet .. and then it hit me ... i shut my net down and THEN ran the installer and it installed without going online. Apparently the installer is by default set to go online to search for the latest iso?? Maybe? .. thats what i deduced.

    Anyway thanks for all the effort and help extended by frogshair, martyn and bcbc.
    It's not supposed to do that. Post that log so we can see and I'll create a bug report if necessary.

    PS great that you got it figured out though!

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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.

    From my experience for installing WUBI, is that when you have the .ISO downloaded, use a virtual drive in Windows, there are many free ones out there like Slysoft's Virtual Clone Drive, etc.. Mount the .ISO there, and the autoplay will launch the WUBI automagically. I have found that if you have any memory card slots on your computer it will error saying that it cannot access the drive, ignore those by repeatedly clicking continue until the errors go away. With doing the WUBI install this way, it has never gone online to download the ISOs again.

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Quote Originally Posted by kato223 View Post
    From my experience for installing WUBI, is that when you have the .ISO downloaded, use a virtual drive in Windows, there are many free ones out there like Slysoft's Virtual Clone Drive, etc.. Mount the .ISO there, and the autoplay will launch the WUBI automagically. I have found that if you have any memory card slots on your computer it will error saying that it cannot access the drive, ignore those by repeatedly clicking continue until the errors go away. With doing the WUBI install this way, it has never gone online to download the ISOs again.
    Hmm i didnt load the iso on a virtual drive. I thought the Wubi extractor would figure it out itself. Besides i havent installed any of those virtual drive kits (alcohol, daemon tools etc)

    bcbc, how do i get the log file?

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fouzan View Post
    Hmm i didnt load the iso on a virtual drive. I thought the Wubi extractor would figure it out itself. Besides i havent installed any of those virtual drive kits (alcohol, daemon tools etc)

    bcbc, how do i get the log file?
    You don't need to mount the ISO - although it apparently works, and solves the problem of matching the wubi.exe to the ISO. But I always just make sure the ISO is in the same folder as wubi.exe - this is sufficient.

    Wubi will go online (if internet is available) to retrieve the md5sums for the ISOs. If internet is not available it retrieves these instead from the ISO itself (but it favours the online ones).

    Anyway... to get to the log file, open Windows Explorer and enter %temp% in the address bar. Then for release 11.04, the log file is called wubi-11.04-rev211.log. If you hide extensions wubi-11.04-rev211. Open it using notepad.

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    Re: Wubi installer stuck at creating virtual disks

    I have had a load of trouble trying to install from USB stick. Please see this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1863650

    In the body of that thread is the log file from after I hit Quit on the wubi install.

    Can anyone tell me what and how to modify what is on the stick so that it works next time? I still have the ISO image saved on my Windows hard drive. I used Unetbootin to create the stick - is that the problem? Would it work better with usb-creator which I can now get from the stick?

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