View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems installing over old XP install

January 19th, 2011, 05:37 AM
I'm installing 10.10 on another laptop (after successful and enjoyable install on previous laptop) but am running into some snags:

-Inserting 10.10 disc I got in the mail from Ubuntu, laptop boots from CD as it should, logo pops up and install begins.
-Start getting a string of error messages, most of which are the "SQUASHFS" errors.

Is this an issue with my XP configuration? Would I be better suited to format the HD and erase XP and start from there? I didn't have any issues on my other HP laptop, which is only about 1 yr younger than the one I'm having issues with now.

January 19th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Not sure if this helps, but from what I could find on other linux/ubuntu forums it could be a few things:

bad memory modules (solution: use memtest86+ to check your memory)
a bad dvd drive (solution: if possible, try using a different cd/dvd drive)
bad data cable (solution: change it for a new one)
bad media (solution: try burning the iso image to a new disc)
a corrupted iso image (solution: run an md5 checksum, and if they don't match, download the iso image again)