Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi - Page 2

3 Installing Ubuntu

Open Windows Explorer and go to the folder where you saved Wubi. Double-click on the Wubi icon:

Wubi starts. You can now configure your future Ubuntu installation, i.e., you can specify the location of the Ubuntu installation on your Windows partition(s), the size of the Ubuntu installation, the Ubuntu flavour (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio), the language you want to use on your Ubuntu desktop, and a username and password for the Ubuntu system. Click on Install afterwards:

Wubi downloads the CD iso image of the Ubuntu flavour you've chosen. This can take some minutes, depending on your bandwidth:

Afterwards, Wubi asks you to reboot the system. Please do so now:

When the system reboots, you should now see a boot menu from which you can select your Windows system and the new Ubuntu system. Please select Ubuntu and press <ENTER>:

Because Ubuntu isn't installed yet, you should now see the Ubuntu installer (text mode). It installs your Ubuntu desktop according to the settings you've made in Wubi before - no interaction is needed from your part:

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From: at: 2007-09-11 17:55:54

Wooby is a fine and intelligent tool!

 My problem is that it's downloading the ISO from ( It would be much better if you could chose a mirror closer to you.

 Critics ... can't live without them.  I have to say it again, it's a great tool!

From: at: 2007-09-12 15:06:11

You can either:

1) edit the .metalink file in the wubi->install directory to only go to your nearest mirror (e.g. edit ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso.metalink in notepad)


2) manually download the .iso file from any mirror and put it in wubi->install (e.g download ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso)

 and then run wubi

From: at: 2007-09-12 03:33:11

Puppy linux has been doing this for years now with pretty good success check it out

From: at: 2007-09-13 09:19:44

Is there an option to install Ubuntu from the live CD, which I already have, rather than downloading the ISO?

From: at: 2007-09-26 20:40:02

UNetbootin at also does the same thing (installs Ubuntu from Windows without needing a CD), but unlike Wubi it installs to a real partition so you don't have to bother with the issues of a loop install. It also supports Fedora, openSuse, Mandriva, and Archlinux installation as well as Ubuntu.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-03-30 22:37:07

If anyone is not sure about if WUBi is for them or not, take alook at this review i wrote before you download:

Or just give it a go since wubi is so easy, its not hard to remove if you dont like it.  

From: sarath at: 2012-11-28 00:17:32

Installing through wubi is much simpler than installing through a disk. wubi completely keeps all the overhead to itself.


From: DenisF53 at: 2009-12-29 00:37:17

Wubi and Windows 7----Does Wubi install in Windows 7?

I used Wubi  to install Ubuntu Linux inWindows XP Home and Professional.  Both are GREAT!!!

My question is------Does Wubi installer work in Windows 7?

Thanks a bunch,



From: Sameeha at: 2009-08-18 05:42:34

The total installation process is being nicely mentioned.

Thnx to Howtoforge