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    Installation

    Hi Guys,

    I am ridiculously new to ubuntu and I am sure this has probably been posted before... But I have built a computer for a friend and he wants to run only ubuntu on it.

    Mobo: Gigabyte G41MT-D3
    CPU: Intel E5400
    RAM: Kingston 4GB
    HDD: WD Caviar Green 880GB
    DVD: Samsung Spin

    I have tried installing 10.10 and 10.04LTS. I have tried USB and CD. The closest I have gotten was last night with the 10.04LTS alternate version. But it told me it was unable to finish selecting all the software and only rebooted to the busybox menu. I tried a few commands that I have read in the forums in order to ATTEMP to load the GUI but got nothing.

    I have tried again this morning, with the standard 10.04LTS version, and have received the following error "[Errno 5] Input/output error" and it claiming that I have a faulty CD/DVD drive.

    The issue for me is that I have installed Vista initially to install all the drivers etc. So IMO there can't be anything wrong with my optical drive.

    Any help would be much appreciated. BTW the CD versions have been burnt at x4, x8 and maximum speeds. All return the same outcome.

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    Re: Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by anathan591 View Post


    I have tried again this morning, with the standard 10.04LTS version, and have received the following error "[Errno 5] Input/output error" and it claiming that I have a faulty CD/DVD drive.
    If we assume that the cdrom drive is ok, this error would likely indicate a bad install CD.
    When you boot the Ubuntu install CDs, the first thing you should do is to run the option "Check CD for Defects" as is shown here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...IntegrityCheck
    If the CD integrity check passes without errors, then the CD is good. If the CD does not pass the integrity check, then perhaps try burning the CD on a different computer if you can. And be sure to burn the CD at the slowest possible speed to reduce the chance for errors.
    You should also check the md5sum of the iso image you downloaded to be sure it is not corupt:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

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    Re: Installation

    My guess would be a bad ISO since you've burned more than one copy of it.

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    Unhappy Re: Installation

    I thought the same thing about the ISO, but I have downloaded the versions from the ubuntu download page and I have downloaded bittorrent versions. I currently have 3 versions of each ISO. They all produce the same outcome.

    Frustrated because I was able to instal vista in all of about 12 minutes.

    I'm at work now so not able to check the ISOs or the disks. I will check when I get home tonight. Hopefully that sheds some light on it.

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    Re: Installation

    Did you burn them at a slow speed? I usually always burn OS ISOs at the slowest possible speed and check the "verify after burn" box.
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    Re: Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by akand074 View Post
    Did you burn them at a slow speed? I usually always burn OS ISOs at the slowest possible speed and check the "verify after burn" box.
    Yes I burnt them at 4x, which is the slowest speed my burner will go. I didn't verify the burn though.

    My initial disk which was burnt at maximum and it barely reads at all. I really want it to work (obviously) so I'm willing to try anything.

    Do you guys use Putty to run terminal sessions?

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    Re: Installation

    BTW would it be an issue that my CD/DVD drive is SATA?

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    SATA drive should not make a difference.

    Yes I use Putty under windows. I also use NX from nomachine dot com which gives me the full desktop. I like it.

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    Re: Installation

    Hmm.. perhaps try to verify the disk after burning. You should also check the disk using that option from the installer. If both those pass then it's unlikely your cd/dvd drive. Where as I'm stumped. If it doesn't pass then that may just be the problem.
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    Red face Re: Installation

    Well I've just rechecked the md5sum and it is different from the secure hash page... weird!

    I've just checked EVERY iso I have downloaded this week. 5 10.10s, 3 10.04.1s and 1 CentOS and none of them match the md5sums they're supposed to.

    What does that mean?

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