I've been trying for two days now to install Lubuntu on an old compaq armada m700. I've burned about 4 CDs of various versions of the alternate installer and all of them end up with corrupt .deb packages. I never thought to check the md5sum hashes, because up until today I've NEVER burnt a bad image out of dozens of distros.
But now, for no reason I can ascertain, EVERY DISC IMAGE FROM EVERY MIRROR OF EVERY VERSION OF EVERY FLAVOR OF UBUNTU I DOWNLOAD HAS A BAD CHECKSUM. I have tried ubuntu 12.04, lubuntu 10.04, 12.04, alternates and desktop, lubuntu 13.10 desktop and alternate, and both direct downloads and torrents, multiple times each. I'm using the winM5Sum utility as per the Ubuntu instructions and the calculated MD5sum matches the list on the Ubuntu hashes list. When compared, the checksums are ALWAYS different.
Absolutely no matter what, I am ALWAYS downloading a bad ISO image.
Does anybody know what may be causing this, outside an act of god?