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April 18th, 2009, 05:25 PM
I'm pretty new with ubuntu. I used to have windows xp and ubuntu 8.10 installed on two partitions of the same harddrive.
I just bought a new harddrive (HD 320G|WD 7K 8M ATA100 WD3200AAJB). First I installed windows on it and it worked fine. When I tried to install ubuntu but I get a long list of errors like this:

BUFFER I/O error on device sr0 logical block xxxxx

I can't even run it from the disk only as live cd. The same errors will come up.
I can boot into windows without any problem.

It's the only harddrive in the computer and there doesn't need to be any jumper set.

Also I had ubunut 8.10 and windows running on the same computer before. The only thing that changed is the harddrive.

Thank you for any help

April 18th, 2009, 09:42 PM
BUFFER I/O error on device sr0 logical block xxxxx

sr0 refers to your CD ROM drive.

a) Check your media.
b) Try a CD that has been burnt at a lower speed.
c) Check the CD drive.