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December 9th, 2009, 02:04 AM
Hi. I'm very new here, in fact, before yesterday, i'd never used Ubuntu, and i still don't know how to pronounce it. So, We had an old PC lying around with XP and i wanted to make it a Home server. I chose Ubuntu Server Edition as a server OS. I downloaded The karmic server ISO and burned it, and it installed up to The base Install. When i got there, it moved to 6% done, Then gave me Corrupt file messages. I've tried two ISO downloads, 3 CDs and 2 Burners. It still does it. i'm looking for any remedy to my situation, and i've already looked at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1136329&page=2, and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=961431, but i couldn't make heads or tails of it.

The Specs on The PC

2.8 GH Pentium 4
512 MG of Ram (type unkown, if you need to, i can get that with backtrack)

Any help is appreciated, but please explain in simple terms, as i'm a little shaky on the Low Level and Linux Jargon Thanks so much

December 10th, 2009, 01:50 AM
I have now tried the method in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8472100#post8472100, but still no joy :( any more ideas? i've been thinking i might try jaunty of hardy and see if either work, i kinda think not, but...


December 11th, 2009, 03:06 AM
All right. so i tried a boot with Hardy thinking that that would maybe make it ok, but i got the same issue. a possibility might be that the PC isn't seeing all of the installed RAM for some reason because it says "DDR at Bank 0 1 ". any ideas?

January 10th, 2010, 02:40 PM
You probably have solved it by now but did you manually partitioned your hard-disk?

January 10th, 2010, 05:43 PM
no. i didn't, i just had it set up with the default options. but it dosen't matter now. i installed SUSE fine and set that up to do what i needed. but thanks for your help anyway. :)