This is the error message I am receiving while trying to install Ubuntu.
"The installer encountered and error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error.
This is often due to a faulty cd/dvd disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk."
I had already suspected a hardware failure(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1259113), but this really narrows it down for me. The question now is how to determine whether it is the dvd drive or the hard drive? Is their anything in the bios which might give me a clue to which one is failing or any other way to find out?
Thanks in advance