Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help with installing Ubuntu

13 Jul 2010   #11
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you could also request a free CD from the Ubuntu site provided you have not done so too many times in the past. It takes about 3-4 weeks to arrive although they tell you up to 10 weeks. I have run into problems with the downloads before (could be my ISP) and as I have to use Wildblue satellite (sucks.......sucks......sucks) I can't afford the download issues due to FAP (download limits).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #12
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Incidentally, have you looked at Linux Mint? its basically Ubuntu but a bit more user friendly:Main Page - Linux Mint
Hello, I have tried this one, and again I used a download manager to get the ISO, burned it to an RW CD After burning and re-inserting the disk, I loved the setup, its very similar from the Wubi install, only that it copies the files directly from the burned CD.

Then when I reboot the system, I now got the option to boot Linux Mint and whilst it tries to finish the installation,to my dismay, I encounter the very same warning error like the one from Ubuntu at around 36%....

It feels very bad, though I suspect the a corrupted download is not the problem.... maybe my HD is just rejecting these Linux based OSs.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
you could also request a free CD from the Ubuntu site provided you have not done so too many times in the past. It takes about 3-4 weeks to arrive although they tell you up to 10 weeks. I have run into problems with the downloads before (could be my ISP) and as I have to use Wildblue satellite (sucks.......sucks......sucks) I can't afford the download issues due to FAP (download limits).
No, its seems that 10 weeks is a little too much time lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried not using a download manager to get them and just downloading them normally?

It wouldn't be the first time that a Download manager has mangled an ISO.

Lets be very clear, HDD's don't just "decide" to reject Linux. It would be like them randomly rejecting Windows, it just doesn't happen.

I'm still thinking its your download manager. Do a standard "Save As" rather than using the Download Manager
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Jul 2010   #14
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Have you tried not using a download manager to get them and just downloading them normally?

It wouldn't be the first time that a Download manager has mangled an ISO.

Lets be very clear, HDD's don't just "decide" to reject Linux. It would be like them randomly rejecting Windows, it just doesn't happen.

I'm still thinking its your download manager. Do a standard "Save As" rather than using the Download Manager
Yep, I'm doing a standard download now. Started maybe half an hour before your reply came but its feels like 10 times slower than when I am using the download manager so it might take up until tomorrow.


If not, I am going to an IT professor tomorrow and ask if he can give me an uncorrupted Ubuntu ISO, and is these last efforts were to fail, I give up lol..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thats good if it seems slower. It means its actually working The problem was, I think that your download manager wasn't actually downloading it all. OF course on an OS this is Fatal!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

What you meant was that even though a download manager is faster, it may not be downloading the data as good and as solid as it should be on a standard download....?????

If I was using the manager, it'll take up to 3 hours I guess but right now, the estimate is 11 hours, 57 minutes.

My Internet speed fluctuates a lot, I'll hope for the best...

And one more question, I did say that I am able to run Ubuntu from a USB and while I use it from there, Ubuntu came with Firefox, I managed to configure my Internet ISP on Ubuntu, but why are the webpages not loading at all and it doesn't progress on downloading the drivers?? Do you really have to make a full install of Ubuntu for the Internet to work????

I was able to run Linux Mint in Demo Mode and the same thing happens about the Internet connection....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #17
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I suspect that was down to the corrupted ISO. The Internet works fine from the Live CD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #18
crossnet

Windows 7
 
 

Try download with IDM....But, why you don't ask for free cd by cannonical?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #19
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crossnet View Post
Try download with IDM....But, why you don't ask for free cd by cannonical?
Like what the other guy said, ordering a CD will take weeks and I can't wait that long.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
It feels very bad, though I suspect the a corrupted download is not the problem.... maybe my HD is just rejecting these Linux based OSs.
In the past 10+ years that I have done Linux, I've never seen a hard drive reject a Linux install. It's always been either a bad download, bad media, or a faulty drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
And one more question, I did say that I am able to run Ubuntu from a USB and while I use it from there, Ubuntu came with Firefox, I managed to configure my Internet ISP on Ubuntu, but why are the webpages not loading at all and it doesn't progress on downloading the drivers?? Do you really have to make a full install of Ubuntu for the Internet to work????
I've not experienced that. to me, it sounds as if your DNS might not be properly setup and thus is cannot resolve names. From a terminal window, you can run commands such as;
ping www.yahoo.com
nslookup {enter} www.yahoo.com {enter}
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD after installing ubuntu
installed ubuntu 11.04 for educational purposes. i restarted my laptop. i have to select my os from grub(purplish screen). i choose windows. now i need to select whether to runwindows or ubuntu(in the windows). i select windows 7. after i get to starting windows and the 4 flags get together. i...
BSOD Help and Support
Thinking of installing Ubuntu
I'm currently running win7 Home Premium and was thinking about checking out linux. I've never used linux and don't think I've ever even seen linux in use. However I have a few questions, Is it worth it? Is it safe to install in a dual boot with Win7? I'm running 64 bit windows, should I...
Installation & Setup
Installing Windows7 While on Ubuntu
My school has extreme prejudice when it comes to Linux and I just don't have the time between classes to get their temperamental system to love me, I digress: I want to fully install windows 7 on my laptop, as in get rid of Ubuntu, and I get to the part on the windows 7 installation disk...
Installation & Setup
Installing UBUNTU in win7
I need to install ubuntu 9.10 for my project at college.I have win7 and win xp dual boot installed right now on my acer aspire 5738g laptop. ubuntu 9.10 has an option of installing on a separate drive using a bootable cd or it can be installed inside windows,from windows just like any other...
Installation & Setup
Installing Ubuntu
Hi all, currently have Win 7 On one hard drive and XP on another drive. Neither drives are partitioned. I want to install Ubuntu and would like some recommendation as to how I go about it and what is best to do I know I will have to partition one of the drives. If I install on the Win 7 drive...
Installation & Setup
Installing onto ubuntu 9.04
I just downloaded windows 7 beta using my sisters laptop and I put it onto a DVD-r and I put it into my desktop which is running Ubuntu 9.04 and restarted it and it took about a minute to try and boot from the disc but it just loads up ubuntu. I really don't know what to do :/
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App