View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install can't copy file

May 29th, 2009, 01:39 AM
i have both the CD and DVD of Ubuntu 9.04.
both downloaded, and burned myself,
CD at 8x, and DVD at 4x

checked both for errors, and both passed.
both will get to around 70% of the install,
and say that a file couldn't be copied over,
that the installation has to quit.

i never had this problem with Ubuntu 8.
i'd use that instead if i knew where i put the disc.

ps, also there's random file that can't be copied over either.
but those let me Retry or Skip them.

Processor AMD 2ghz
RAM 2GB DDR 3200
hard drive is 80GB

May 29th, 2009, 01:44 AM
You might post complete system specs.

May 29th, 2009, 01:44 AM
both will get to around 70% of the install

Did you check your hard disk for errors with a long test of gsmartctl and the badblocks command (e.g. sudo badblocks -vv /dev/sda) ? http://gsmartcontrol.berlios.de/home/index.php/en/Home

You also try installing from usb-stick.

May 29th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Try installing from a usb-stick .
Or just download the .iso and re-burn it yourself?

May 29th, 2009, 02:56 AM
i checked my hard drive with gsmart tool,
and it told me my HDD is healthy.

i setup a USB stick to be bootable,
but now i can't remember my BIOS password
i built it in 2003, and it's Phoenix.

edit: booted thru USB, and still got the same error.

edit: downloaded Ubuntu 8.10, and that installed perfectly.