Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin - Page 5

Now, from the Windows boot menu, select Windows:

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 once you're back in your Windows system, the UNetbootin uninstaller starts automatically asking you if you'd like to uninstall UNetbootin (see the end of chapter two where I explain how to uninstall the UNetbootin package for Ubuntu). This refers to the Partition Manager which we don't need anymore, so you can select Yes.

Afterwards, please install the UNetbootin package for Fedora 7 (as shown at the beginning of chapter two for the Ubuntu UNetbootin package) and reboot afterwards.

When the system reboots, you will get to the Windows bootloader again, and again it says Ubuntu, but this time it refers to the Fedora 7 installer, so select Ubuntu:

The Fedora installer starts:

Select your language:

Choose your keyboard layout:

We want to install Fedora 7 over the internet, so we choose FTP or HTTP:

To install over the internet, we must enable the network connection. If you have a DHCP server (usually on your router), you can select DynamicIP configuration (DHCP). IPv6 is not necessary, so you can disable it if you like:

Next we must specify a Fedora mirror from which the installer can download the required Fedora packages. A list of Fedora mirrors is available here:

Here are two working examples:

Web site name:
Fedora directory: pub/fedora/linux/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os

Web site name:
Fedora directory: pub/linux/fedora/linux/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os

Please try to use a mirror that is close to you.

Now the necessary files to start the graphical Fedora installer are being downloaded:

The graphical installer starts. Hit Next:

On the next screen, select Use free space on selected drives and create default layout, then click on Next:

The default networking settings (DHCP) are ok, so click on Next:

Select your time zone:

Specify a root password:

Now we select the software that we want to install:

The installer checks and resolves all dependencies:

Click on Next to start the installation to your hard disk:

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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