System: Intel EM64T Pentium(D)
Problems with U10.04 installation:
1. Live Ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso cd does not boot consistently; meaning
there might be 1, 2, or 3 failed boot attempts before a successful boot into the cd.
iso was dloaded using bittorents and its md5 hashes were verified after burning.
Boots attempts fail at screen with 5 progression dots.
2. Installed U10.04 suffers same boot inconsistencies.
3. Post installation problems.
a. Tried to create a new directory using mkdir from a terminal. Response:
"mkdir: cannot make directory 'com'. Read only file sytem."
b. Tried to install 149 updates using Update Manager. Clicked Install - no response.
c. In one session system stopped responding to any and all clicks.
Click on a menu item - no response.
For example click on Restart - no response. Had to hard boot.
Do I have a workable installtion? What's causing my problems?