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Old 04-05-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem with installing Ubuntu 9.10 from windows XP


i wanted to install Ubuntu 9.10 from my windows xp using Wubi. As a result i started to install it within my xp clicking on Wubi.exe. After rebooting i select Ubuntu and it started it's processing to complete the setup. But after a few time when it started to copy files to my Hard Drive it showed me a ERROR. It's showed me that it was not able to copy files to the HDD. what should i do now?

Note: "before installing ubuntu i formated my drive to FAT32 via my XP.
But i've applied the same process to another PC and it is working nicely. Then What is the main problem to me?

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Old 04-06-2010, 10:13 AM   #2
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Better install by booting the cd/dvd.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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I've already tried by my original Ubuntu 9.10 CD by booting. But after formatting one of my drive i started to install it (i choose Manually to setup). Then after completing the setup it shows the live Ubuntu what was happened on Wubi. But there it shows no ERROR when i started to setup it from CD. I think here is the same issue. The files were not copied to my drive.

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Old 04-08-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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You need to use ext3 or ext4 or xfs or reiserfs. Ubuntu will not install in fat32.
 
Old 04-09-2010, 03:55 AM   #5
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But i've installed it to my friend's PC at the same process.

Then why it's not installing on my pc?
 
Old 04-09-2010, 03:44 PM   #6
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Wibi and a normal install are quite different. Wubi uses a virtual filesystem on a MS formatted system.

You can install to fat32 but since you can't create a filesystem near 4G or more you can't use fat32 if you want a filesystem in Ubuntu to be that large.

There are also some bugs in wubi that if you have odd raid arrays or how an xp install was repaired wubi may fail.

If you have a new enough machine you ought to consider using a virtual machine such as VMplayer3 or Virtualbox or even MS's Virtual PC. They tend to be much safer to newbie. In fact I never dual boot anymore.
 
  


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