Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi - Page 3

After the installation has finished, the system reboots. At the boot menu, please select Ubuntu again:

Now your new Ubuntu desktop system should boot:

Type in your username and password (the ones you specified in Wubi before):

This is how your Ubuntu desktop looks. You can now use it like any other Linux desktop:

There's even an icon for your Windows partition on the desktop. If you double-click on it, you can browse your Windows partition:

Now let's see if our Windows desktop is still working. Shut down the Ubuntu system...

... and boot your Windows system:

Windows is booting:

As you see, your Windows desktop is still working as before:

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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 03:33:11

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

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: 2007-09-13 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