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Feb 06, 2009, 23:04 (8 Talkback[s])

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"Integrity check
I almost never take the time to check the Cd for errors, this takes almost as long as the complete installation and I don't have/make that time. But it can keep you from a lot of frustration, after trying the installation for 2 times I did the integrity check and there was a fault on the Cd.

"The problem seems to be with the Cd burner or the Cd player instead of the installation process.

"Trial and error
I have experienced problems installing Linux in the past, and in the time I wasn't experienced with Linux I would just throw away the Cd and try another Linux OS. The first thing I do now if the install doesn't work is scanning the disk for errors. The next thing I do is trying a text based installation.

"You can get the ubuntu text install here, gives you a lot of other nice options(LVM) by the way: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate Just no GUI installation screen but text questions then you'll see the errors and messages while they happen. The other option is to go to one of the the text based screens during install."

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