Ubuntu OS not for Windows?

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I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 OS on my PC using a USB flash drive. I want it to remain inside my current OS, Windows XP. As it is a home PC, I am concerned whether or not the other computer users in my family would like it, which is the reason I wanted it to run inside my current OS. As per the instructions, I proceeded with the install process but the following error message interrupted it:
 “Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO”.

 Please check the screenshots for details and let me know how to deal with this problem.

Ubuntu Installer

An error occurred

Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO

For more information, please see the log file;

C:usersballes~1appdatalocaltempwubi-11.04-rev211.log

OK

I suspected that the error has something to do with the OS, and that is why I tried to do it on my office PC.

My office PC has Windows 7 installed as its OS, but the same error occurred when I tried the same process.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #120296

Ubuntu OS not for Windows?

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Hi Clive Howard,

 As i can see you have downloaded wubi i.e. Windows Ubuntu Installer to install ubuntu to your computer.
  The error you are facing is due to because you have downloaded iso which got corrupted so, my first advice is to re-download iso file. And since if it still not working then try to burn that iso image to CD or DVD so that this problem will get fixed.

Regards,

Lyana.

Answered By 0 points N/A #120297

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Hi,
 
Well it's Ubuntu is a nice and lite operating system. My suggestion is make a dual boot setup so that you can still access the windows 7 operating system. And it's hard to boot from an USB flash drive you have to make it to an ISO file so that you can boot it.
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Answered By 0 points N/A #120298

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Hi,

Your downloaded ISO file is corrupted which explains that you're installer has that error message during installation. I suggest that you download the installer again. If you want to remain your Ubuntu OS inside your Windows XP OS, you can use a virtual machine which enables you to have an OS inside your existing OS. 

You can use Virtual Box and you can download it here.

Click the link shown in the picture below:

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Hi Clive,

       This is caused by a damaged ISO or a damaged installation that maybe caused by a damaged CD or Media, here is what you can do to resolve the problem:

  1. Download ISO, burn it to a CD and then run WUBI from the CD.
  2. Do a real Ubuntu installation, and then do a dual boot install.

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