View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install fails. Why?

February 9th, 2009, 04:43 PM
I have a machine that works fine on Windows XP (as good as windows can run). I tried to install ubuntu on it and failed. It tells me this:

[errno 5] Input/output error

It says it is often due to a faulty optical drive, hard drive, cd, or image file.

I re-downloaded the image on a different machine, re-burned it on a new cd, verifird the download and burn and tested the cd on another machine. Works fine. I have done this with both 8.04 LTS and 8.10 (32 bit desktop).

I replaced the optical drive with a new one. I replaced the hard drive with a new one. I replaced the ribbon cables for both. I verified that the new hardware works fine. Windows loads fine and gives no errors.

I am not trying to do dual boot, just a straight ubuntu install. I get the same error.

Does this mean ubuntu does not work properly with the mainboard (thats all that is left)?

The mainboard is an MSI 7060 Ver1 (AKA 661) with a P4 3.2 HT and =two 512M DDR/400 sticks.

Any ideas here?