Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin - Page 3

Next, create a user and specify a password for that user:

Next, the installer begins with the installation of the Ubuntu system:

Select what software you'd like to install:

If you've chosen to install a desktop, specify the screen resolutions that are supported by your monitor and your graphics card:

The installation continues. This can take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection, because the packages are being download from the internet:

Finally, install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record...

... and select Continue to reboot the system:

The Ubuntu installation is finished now, and the system reboots. The GRUB boot loader will show you a menu from which you can select Ubuntu or Windows. Select Ubuntu in order to test if Ubuntu is working as expected:

Ubuntu should boot, and after you've logged in with your username and password, you can finally start playing around with your new Ubuntu desktop:

Now let's check if Windows is still working. Reboot and select Windows from the GRUB boot menu:

Afterwards, a second boot menu (the Windows bootloader) comes up where we can pick Windows or Ubuntu. Don't let the Ubuntu entry fool you, it refers to the Ubuntu installer, not to your new Ubuntu system. This second boot menu is redundant, and I'll show you in a second how to remove it (in fact, it happens almost automatically...).

When you boot Windows for the first time after the Windows partition was resized, it's possible that you get a screen like this (telling you that CHKDSK checks your Windows partition). That's nothing to worry about. After the check has finished, the system will reboot again. Please select to boot Windows again.

Now Windows boots normally, and you should get to your Windows desktop as usually. The UNetbootin uninstaller should now start automatically asking you if you'd like to remove UNetbootin. This refers to the Ubuntu installer, not your new Ubuntu system (i.e., your Ubuntu system will not be removed), so you should select Yes:

UNetbootin should now be removed from your system:

Now when you reboot the system, you should notice that the second (redundant) boot menu (from the Windows bootloader) should be gone.

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From: at: 2007-10-17 00:48:46

Great Stuff.Thanks for sharing.

From: at: 2007-11-12 06:30:51

UNetbootin versions capable of installing Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.10 have been out for a while, perhaps this guide should be updated...

 For the note, as indicated in the new server and folder options to enter for Fedora 8 are:

If installing Fedora, select "FTP" as the installation source, and for the server, specify:
and for the folder, if using the standard (32-bit) version, specify:
or if using the 64-bit version, specify:

From: at: 2007-12-12 17:32:04

Really great stuff! :-)
But I first got severe problems! After resolving them, I now want to spread my experiences trying to get UBUNTU-Linux as an additional OS beneath my old WIN98 - via WUBI and UNetBootIn:

First I tried WUBI. Installing was easy, rebooting automatically opend the choice-menu - but UBUNTU didnt load at all: "No RAID disks", I received as error message, and "can't access tty" was the end of "falling back to a shell" :(

Because none of the threads to be found in the net could help me, I finally decided to switch to UNetBootIn.

Again, it seemed to work properly. But when UNetBootIn was rebooting the system, there was NO new menu offering a choice between WIN and UBUNTU, and the system fell back into WINDOWS, asking me if I "really wish to uninstall UNetBootIn"!?! :(
But why??? Everything seemed to be okay, "grub.exe" was on right place in C:\, "grldr" too... 8-o

After several tries (all the suggestions in the forums didn't work) and hard thinking ;-) I finally solved this UNetBootIn-problem! :-)

So, WIN98-users (?!) with similar problems using UNetBootIn, try this:
1. in WINDOWS, open your CONFIG.SYS (evt. deactivate read-only-status!) in a text-editor

2. merge the following lines:

3. safe CONFIG.SYS

4. start UNetBootIn, let it install and reboot your system

5. NOW you'll get the NEW MENU! :-) Choose UBUNTU and let it install

6. In UBUNTU open your good old WIN98-CONFIG.SYS and erase the lines merged above

That's it!
Good luck to you all!

From: Tyro65 at: 2011-09-20 16:49:01

How do I merge lines?  Please give me an example.


From: at: 2008-07-05 05:12:46

UNetbootin's homepage has moved to please update the link; the new version has several useful features such as a proper GUI and liveUSB installation source.

 Also, note that the new version can install using the LiveCD ISO file so it is no longer necessary to do net-installations. Here is a screenshot of the new version:

From: Trident at: 2008-10-31 12:30:35

The links on this page need to be updated for Partition Manager.

The SourceForge redirect doesn't seem to work correctly either.

I found the new versions of PM available at