View Full Version : [ubuntu] problem with CD - but network works

April 29th, 2009, 09:22 PM
I am trying to install 9.04 but I must have a problem with my CD.
I have my home on partition sda3 and I formatted sda1.
The live cd comes up but when I try to install it can't read some sector on the cd after 26% of the files have already been transferred.
I tried burning a second cd, but that one won't even bring up live cd.
However, I can use my first cd to bring up live cd and then I can look through the LAN to my other computer and see the ubuntu install cd on the second computer.
I am wondering if there is a way to either install through the LAN or maybe copy the contents of the cd onto the home partition and install from there?
If I try to boot directly to my disk, it is dead (because the copying of the files didn't finish).
What is the best way to proceed?

CMJ Tech
April 29th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Is the computer you are trying to install 9.04 running windows? If so, then we may be able to use unetbootin to create a bootable iso on your hard drive.


April 30th, 2009, 05:38 AM
No, my laptop is pure Ubuntu. It is connected to a router where I also have a Windows machine. I used the Windows machine to generate the CD and I can see (and read from) that CD via the LAN.

CMJ Tech
April 30th, 2009, 05:05 PM
The following link list different ways to install over network or internet.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation#Server%20and%20network%20installation s