Wubi installation problem

Asked by Charlie Hogg on 2011-04-16

I am new to ubuntu and thought I'd try it out. I am installing it alongside windows xp media centre edition on a acer aspire laptop using the download here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer

When I download and run the install, the installation fails just as it gets to completion. The error says to check a log file in the local settings folder. This log file finishes with the lines shown below.

I think the installation should be able to find everything from the web download and install. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Charlie

04-16 15:19 INFO saplog: Checking block bindings..
04-16 15:19 INFO saplog: Key verified successfully.
04-16 15:19 DEBUG CommonBackend: metalink md5sums:
69abb55c440b87c749752539041c0159 natty-desktop-amd64+mac.metalink
e3dbbc725db3ff8c01de63afebcd08a0 natty-desktop-amd64.metalink
d58d54d338a713a1815ded7b561c0c15 natty-desktop-i386.metalink
ededa7488e0b028f5db3e9150501acaa natty-desktop-powerpc.metalink

04-16 15:19 ERROR CommonBackend: The md5 of the metalink does match
04-16 15:19 ERROR CommonBackend: Cannot authenticate the metalink file, it might be corrupt
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 367, in get_metalink
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\downloader.py", line 79, in download
  File "\lib\urlgrabber\grabber.py", line 927, in urlgrab
  File "\lib\urlgrabber\grabber.py", line 845, in _retry
  File "\lib\urlgrabber\grabber.py", line 913, in retryfunc
  File "\lib\urlgrabber\grabber.py", line 1001, in __init__
  File "\lib\urlgrabber\grabber.py", line 1072, in _do_open
  File "\lib\urlgrabber\grabber.py", line 1182, in _make_request
URLGrabError: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
04-16 15:19 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished get_metalink
04-16 15:19 DEBUG TaskList: New task download
04-16 15:19 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running download...
04-16 15:19 DEBUG btdownloader: downloading http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lucid/daily-live/20110211.1/lucid-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent > D:\ubuntu\install\lucid-desktop-amd64.iso
04-16 15:19 ERROR TaskList: problem getting response info - HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\btdownloader.py", line 79, in download
  File "\lib\bittorrent\download.py", line 129, in download
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\btdownloader.py", line 70, in error_callback
DownloadError: problem getting response info - HTTP Error 404: Not Found
04-16 15:19 ERROR TaskList: Non fatal error problem getting response info - HTTP Error 404: Not Found in task download
04-16 15:19 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished download
04-16 15:19 DEBUG TaskList: New task download
04-16 15:19 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running download...
04-16 15:19 DEBUG downloader: downloading http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lucid/daily-live/20110211.1/lucid-desktop-amd64.iso > D:\ubuntu\install\lucid-desktop-amd64.iso
04-16 15:19 DEBUG downloader: Download start filename=D:\ubuntu\install\lucid-desktop-amd64.iso, url=http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lucid/daily-live/20110211.1/lucid-desktop-amd64.iso, basename=lucid-desktop-amd64.iso, length=721129472, text=None
04-16 15:53 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished download
04-16 15:53 DEBUG downloader: download finished (read 721129472 bytes)
04-16 15:53 DEBUG TaskList: New task check_iso
04-16 15:53 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running check_iso...
04-16 15:53 DEBUG CommonBackend: Checking D:\ubuntu\install\lucid-desktop-amd64.iso
04-16 15:53 DEBUG Distro: checking Ubuntu ISO D:\ubuntu\install\lucid-desktop-amd64.iso
04-16 15:53 DEBUG WindowsBackend: extracting .disk\info from D:\ubuntu\install\lucid-desktop-amd64.iso
04-16 15:53 DEBUG Distro: parsing info from str=Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20110211.1)
04-16 15:53 DEBUG Distro: parsed info={'name': 'Ubuntu', 'subversion': 'Release', 'version': '10.04.2', 'build': '20110211.1', 'codename': 'Lucid Lynx', 'arch': 'amd64'}
04-16 15:53 DEBUG Distro: wrong version: 10.04.2 != 10.04.1
04-16 15:53 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished check_iso
04-16 15:53 ERROR TaskList: Could not retrieve the required installation files
Traceback (most recent call last):€€
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 498, in get_iso
Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files
04-16 15:53 DEBUG TaskList: # Cancelling tasklist
04-16 15:53 ERROR root: Could not retrieve the required installation files
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 56, in run
  File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 130, in select_task
  File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 156, in run_installer
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
  File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 498, in get_iso
Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files
04-16 15:53 DEBUG TaskList: # Finished tasklist

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Charlie Hogg
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2011-04-18
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2011-04-17
Vu Do Quynh (vu-do-quynh) said : #1

Hi,
I advise you to separately dowload the iso file of the Ubuntu distribution that you want to use to install on your computer. Then check the md5sum of the downloaded iso file for its integrity.

When you use wubi for installing Ubuntu inside Windows, you can then indicate Wubi the location of your iso file (in fact you can just put the iso file in the same directory where you have the wubi.exe file.

You may download the Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS iso file for your architecture (I advise to use the 32-bit version) or the 10.10 version which is the latest stable version from

http://releases.ubuntu.com/

bcbc (bcbc) said : #2

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10684050&postcount=365

That post lists where you can find the wubi for 10.04.2 and 10.10. If you download the desktop ISO and burn it to CD you can just run it off the CD. If you place wubi.exe in the same folder as the ISO just make sure it is the same release.

The version at releases.ubuntu.com/lucid won't work as it needs to be replaced (bug 722955)

Charlie Hogg (chogg) said : #3

Thanks. http://releases.ubuntu.com/maverick/wubi.exe worked for me. Charlie