Lubuntu 12.04 fails to download and install

Bug #1043607 reported by Blaster Master on 2012-08-30
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Bug Description

When installing Lubuntu through WUBI, the installer does not recognize the lubuntu 12.04 image as the correct image, since it is looking for a 12.04.1 image, which does not yet exist in Lubuntu.

08-29 20:00 DEBUG TaskList: New task download
08-29 20:00 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running download...
08-29 20:00 DEBUG downloader: downloading > C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
08-29 20:00 DEBUG downloader: Download start filename=C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, url=, basename=lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, length=721727488, text=None
08-29 21:38 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished download
08-29 21:38 DEBUG downloader: download finished (read 721727488 bytes)
08-29 21:38 DEBUG TaskList: New task check_iso
08-29 21:38 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running check_iso...
08-29 21:38 DEBUG CommonBackend: Checking C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
08-29 21:38 DEBUG Distro: checking Lubuntu ISO C:\ubuntu\install\lubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
08-29 21:38 DEBUG Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.1
08-29 21:38 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished check_iso
08-29 21:38 ERROR TaskList: Could not retrieve the required installation files

bcbc (bcbc) wrote :

Use the 12.04 version of Wubi.exe for Lubuntu. You can get it off the Lubuntu 12.04 ISO or download it from here:

bcbc (bcbc) wrote :

When wubi runs it checks it's own release against that of the ISO. In this case the ISO is 12.04 and Wubi is 12.04.1.

The way wubi is coded, it will accept a 12.04.1 ISO with a 12.04 Wubi, but not the other way around. So the install fails. I would guess that the code was intended to be checking the other way around i.e. 12.04.1 Wubi can install a 12.04 ISO (which makes more sense in that the ISO of the 'flavours' aren't always updated with the LTS of Ubuntu.

Actually, most of the flavours (Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu) were updated to 12.04.1, but the 12.04.1 version of Wubi.exe wasn't updated with their new Metalink addresses (still looking for the 12.04 ones) so they fail as well (bug 1067833)

otakuj462 (otakuj462) wrote :

The same bug affected me, except with Lubuntu 12.04.2 instead of 12.04.1.

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