First time poster here. I am trying to run Ubuntu on Windows 7 64-bit using Wubi. On my first couple of tries it gave me the "Extraction failed with code: 2". Then I manually downloaded the iso ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso (choosing the 64-bit version from the dropdown) to my desktop where the wubi.exe is. I'm still having the same issue.
So I have used Wubi for ages as I still need Windows. I recommend it to everyone who wants to dabble since if they do not like it they can just use Add/Remove Programs to get rid of it. So I was a bit surprised when I gave someone a CD and they tried to use it to install Ubuntu and ended up with a complete mess. I duplicated things myself so they did not do anything wrong.
hi guys, having issues installing via wubi for some reason. should add i had previously installed 12.04 lts via wubi with no problems, only to have it borked from some update or something... uninstalled via wubi thru windows 8, trying to reinstall.
I am brand-spanking-new at using any form of linux and, after accidently deleting my windows partition from inside wubi, reformatting my little Aspire One's hard-drive, and re-installing windows and wubi, I am nearly ready to migrate my wubi into its own partition.
I have been very happy with wubi 10.04 running alongside Windows (on two laptops running XP and 7, respectively).
Before finally moving to wubi 12.04 I'd like to run my old 10.04 together with the new version by using triple boot (XP /wubi 10.04 / wubi 12.04) or - on the other laptop (WIn7/ wubi 10.04 / wubi 12.04).