Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin - Page 6

Your free hard disk space is being formatted:

Afterwards, Fedora is being installed. This can take a few minutes, depending on your bandwidth:

Some post-installation steps (such as installing the GRUB boot loader) are performed:

Afterwards, click on Reboot to reboot and finish the installation:

The GRUB boot loader has been configured to automatically boot Fedora. When GRUB comes up at the beginning of the boot process, you can press any key to get to the full GRUB menu if you'd like to select your other OS (Windows). However, we want to boot Fedora now, so we don't have to do anything.

This is how it looks when your new Fedora system boots:

After the first boot, we have to specify some details for the initial configuration of our new system. Click on Forward:

Read the license information and click on Forward:

The default firewall settings are ok, so you can leave them unchanged and click on Forward:

Select your preferred SELinux configuration. You might have to reboot if you change the default setting (you will be told so if this is necessary):

Set your date and time, then click on the Network Time Protocol tab:

With the network time protocol (NTP) your computer can fetch the current time from a time server over the internet, so you don't have to adjust the system clock every few weeks. Select Enable Network Time Protocol and click on Forward:

On the next screen you can send details about your hardware to the Fedora project to help them develop the software. It's up to you whether you want to submit these details or not:

Now we create a normal user account. This is the user we use to log in to our desktop:

If you have a sound card, there's now an additional step where you can test it. My test system doesn't have a sound card, that's why I leave it out here.

Afterwards, log in with your username and password:

This is how your new Fedora 7 desktop looks like:

Now let's check if Windows is still working. Reboot, and when GRUB comes up, press any key to start the full GRUB menu. 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 Fedora installer, not to your new Fedora 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 Fedora installer, not your new Fedora system (i.e., your Fedora 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: 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: Tyro65 at: 2011-09-20 16:49:01

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


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