Cannot install Ubuntu/Kubuntu

Asked by Steven


Really new to this, forgive the ignorance if any.

I've recently downloaded ubuntu/kubuntu Lucid. I cannot seem to install this at all, either via windows installer or via boot. the run from cd wont work either and i believe i can actually run this from there.

I get authentication errors no matter which method i try and use. The boot option gets me to the logon, after which i cannot do anything as authentication failures occur. The windows option doesnt even get me there, simply fails with the same problem.

I've tried removing cards etc from my machine as i thought perhaps the wireless had something to do with it, but get the same issue.

any help, is appreciated. I havent jotted down the actual error as yet, but will provide should this be required.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Did you MD5 test the ISO?
Did you burn the CD as slowly as you could (if you are using a CD)?

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Steven (steven-blignaut) said :

CD - Yes.
md5 - No, how do i do that?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Usually if the CD tests as OK the ISO is fine.

If you restart the X server on the login screen it should log you on automagically as ubuntu if you don't press anything

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :

just see that you have made a bootable cd from the iso image you have, at times by mistake we copy iso image as it is whereas it should be a bootable cd so that things gets copied.
 I had similar problem resolved few years back.

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Steven (steven-blignaut) said :

Hi guys,

Thanks for the input. The CD is bootable :-)

I tried this again last night, same thing. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace didnt do anything for the restart, apparently this is how you do it?

So, i've redownloaded yet again, MD5 check comes out matching yet again. :(

Not too sold on this at the moment, seems the thing doesnt even install... Any other assistance would be highly appreciated. I would like to get away from windows and can see i've got lots to learn :-)

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Use torrents, there is extra checking in the torrent protocol. If the image is bad then it won't work. This is why MD5 testing exists.

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