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    Hardy won't install on my new computer

    Hi guys. When I try to install Hardy, I get an "I/O Error: Error reading boot cd." This happens no matter what option I pick on the menu...

    I have an asus drw-2014l1t, if that helps...

    Google turns up nothing. And everything works under Windows.

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    Re: Hardy won't install on my new computer

    Sounds like you might have a bad cd. Try burning it at a slower speed, like 4x. Then when you boot from the CD, run Check CD option.

    If that doesn't work, try to download Ubuntu again, your download may have gotten corrupted.

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    Re: Hardy won't install on my new computer

    I burned both an amd64 and i386 version at a slow speed, and it still does it... maybe I'll re-download. Unless there's an easy way to check the checksum in windows. I'm not familliar with how to do it.

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    Re: Hardy won't install on my new computer

    There are various checksum utilities out there for Windows, but I'm not familar with any of them, sorry.

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    Re: Hardy won't install on my new computer

    Take a look at this for some help: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/iso#checksum

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    Re: Hardy won't install on my new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by avtolle View Post
    Take a look at this for some help: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/iso#checksum
    Awesome. I followed that, and downloaded an entirely new image. The checksums worked out. When I put the CD back into the computer, windows tells me that it's an 'invalid cd'...

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    Re: Hardy won't install on my new computer

    Have you tried rebooting from that cd and seeing if it boots. If it does, run "Check CD" and see what that says.
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