November 4th, 2008, 08:47 AM
i tried to update to 8.10 and kept getting disk read errors. i downloaded the alternate and desktop iso and both did not work. i know some people avoid some issues by burning at a slower speed. my question is if burning them to a dvd or cd would make a difference? and should i use a desktop or alternative cd/dvd?
November 4th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Hi and welcome,
the cd errors you get may be related to iso errors, in other words, the downloaded iso file needs checking before it's burnt to a cd. A way to avoid iso errors is to download over bittorrent. Otherwise, it's a good idea to check the iso before burning.
As for other questions, it does not matter if you use a CD or DVD, and the difference between desktop and alternate is that the latter requires less resources (less then 256MB RAM, P3 cpu) and lets you install Ubuntu on less powerful computers. If you have 512 or more RAM and P4 or better cpu, it doesn't matter what to use.
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