Installation fails

Asked by justin evans

I continuously get an installation error. It says the most common issue is the disk, the drive, the hdd, or heat. Ive tried 3 different disks, 3 cd rom drives, 2 hard drives and a flash drive, and tried moving to a cooler environment. This is my first experience with linux and the live cd of 10.4 is wonderful, but i cant install it. Any suggestions?

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arjun (arjunak01) said :

can you give more information on the error and do you have the minimum requirements -

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GAkHEdgmrQ (mvndukezjm-deactivatedaccount) said :

The CD you are using to install Ubuntu could be corrupt, perhaps try re-downloading the ISO?

I had a similar issue with the one of the official printed CDs recently, a fresh burn of the latest release solved the problem.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

May be your Ubuntu live install cd is not perfect or it can't be read from your cdrom drive please verify it...

Here some general note and howto:

The main ubuntu site is this: and the download location is this

Please also be sure to read the release notes:

1) please download the 700 mb file simply press on download button
To avoid download errors please prefer to download the desired ubuntu iso install cd image using the torrent protocol.
2) check the md5sum of downloaded file to be sure it have no error

Only if the md5sum number match with this: go to the next steps otherwise
install a torrent client i suggest you if you are using Windows and download the iso using a .torrent link from here:

3) burn the iso file onto a cd to do it install and use
4) insert the self made install cd into your pc cdrom drive and reboot your pc. You must not see Windows starting and you can try Ubuntu from cdrom and then install it

If you have trouble with installation (the system freeze or you can't complete it) be sure to read the above suggestions, then:

1.a ) Please boot entirely (you must not see windows starting) from Ubuntu live install cd and when the system start to boot from cd you will see two bottom screen icons (keyboard and man inside circle ) please press space (choose your desired language) then a screen textual center menu will appear to you with this items in it:

Try Ubuntu without installing
Install Ubuntu
Check disc for defects
Test memory
Boot from first hard disk

Please select "Check disc for defects" and press enter to test if your cd-driver can read in a good way the live install cd... or if the install cd have some defective file in it.
Then please also perform a Test memory to be sure your pc RAM memory have not any issue

---- Trouble with intel8xxx graphic cards:

please try this:

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