I'm down to my last out. Burned at 2X on Verbatim DVD. No luck loading. I'm attempting to Check Disk for Errors. The progress bar has gone farther than usual, but disc activity has halted again. I'll give it a while, but it doesn't look good.
I've tried the Direct Desktop Download, as well as the Desktop ISO Torrent. Nothing works. Must be something in the computer itself.
It loaded Hardy Heron without any complication, and it loads the Alternate install CD OK as well.I've downloaded and installed the i386 version on my old P3. I can't understand why the only one that will not work (yet) is the one that I want.
Now I have to wait for hardware.
"And is there a particular reason you are using a DVD not a CD? "
I've burned several CD's, but I cant get my CD burning programs to go slower than 16X burn speed. I don't know if DVDFabPlatinum will burn to CD. That's the only program I seem to be able to slow down to 4X or 2X.
you say you have a ubuntu machine. Why not use that to burn? k3b is the best burning programme on any platform (IMHO)
I will have to move that machine in from the garage to connect to the LAN. That'll be a task for tomorrow. Thanks for the tip. Is it possible that downloading through the LAN is a problem?
why would it. if the md5sum of the iso file and the md5sum of the burned disk is ok, then you are fine.
But just to check the burn, mount the cd in your usual working ubuntu system and run md5sum manually like this:
md5sum.txt is a text file with the md5sum of every file on the cd. the command md5sum -c checks all of those files one by one.Code:cd /media/cdrom md5sum -c md5sum.txt
I had a similar problem. Someone recommended using a torrent to download a new image. Worked like a charm.
Nothing is ever easy, but if it is difficult you must be doing it wrong.
yes that suggestion has already been made (and ignored)
In post #12 he says that he used the torrent.
I had to use the alternate download just recently as the desktop version would pretend to do an install but fail on reboot. Once I did the alternate it worked fine and I just had to configure some parts manually.
Last edited by gndprx; July 24th, 2008 at 03:17 AM.
oops you are right, yes torrenting is a very good way to fix a slightly broken iso download - in fact its the best way to get the file in the first place!