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    Question 8.10 not working

    Hej everybody!

    I am trying to install 8.10 desktop on an Dell GX270 (Optiplex) but cannot start the istallation. I put in the CD, the first screen for choosing the language comes upp (i choose english) and then i come to the main menu (LIVE CD, Install, checke mem ...) . But what i choose nothing happens. No Erros messages. The CD is read for a few seconds, the menu i still there and I can still choose all the other options. No memtest starting. No Live-CD. No progressbar. Tried on different computer: same. I am sure I've got the i386 version not AMD64. Tried several options (acpi=off ...) nothing.

    Any idea what that might be???

    Thanx
    Ralf

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    Re: 8.10 not working

    Did you check the md5sum before you burned it to disk?
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    Re: 8.10 not working

    Shame om me! I didn't! And the are different! (se below)

    But how come? Should i get errors while downloading?

    More Strange:
    I downloaded two more from different mirrors. And i get different MD5hashes. Only the Ubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso got the same MD5 as on the Ubuntu dowload page.

    Which mirror should i use?

    Ralf

    The md5sum.exe output:



    C:\Temp>md5sum.exe ubuntu-8.04.2-desktop-i386.iso
    083247c8aef3f60544529885f08194f0 *ubuntu-8.04.2-desktop-i386.iso

    C:\Temp>md5sum.exe ubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso
    f9e0494e91abb2de4929ef6e957f7753 *ubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso

    C:\Temp>md5sum.exe ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso.md5
    3d44622ca71f793171cd4a8ea93afc71 *ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso.md5

    C:\Temp>md5sum.exe ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso
    d17e96a1e45a9dba4907e1af68562683 *ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso

    C:\Temp>md5sum.exe ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso
    bcd367e8454844f3c88204c1cf1a4e62 *ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso

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    Re: 8.10 not working

    But how come? Should i get errors while downloading?
    This is from the wiki page.
    In terms of integrity, an MD5 hash comparison detects changes in files that would cause errors. The possibility of changes (errors) is proportional to the size of the file; the possibility of errors increase as the file becomes larger. It is a very good idea to run an MD5 hash comparison check when you have a file like an operating system install CD that has to be 100% correct.
    I would suggest using a torrent program to download ubuntu the advantage is that you can get the torrent program to verify the data and if any is missing it will retrieve the missing data without having to download the whole iso again.

    You also mentioned that you have successfully downloaded a alternate cd iso you can use this to install ubuntu, it is a text base inststaller so you would not be able to try ubuntu before installing it.
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