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I am another new face to linux, or at least, attempting to be, but I seem to have a problem installing Kubuntu on my computer. I'm not entirely sure what I should be specifying =S But anyway that I attempt to install it ends the same. It freezes on this:
Kernal direct mapping tables up to 100000000 @ 8000-d000".
At first I thought that it could have been the dvd, so I redownloaded the image (from a different source this time), burned it, and attempted again, no avail. So I tried the "Alternate" install disc, no such luck. Now I'm not sure if the problem is with the burn, or my computer or what.
It's the amd 64 version of 7.10
Now I also noticed that there was an option to "Check disc", I tried this and got the same response.
Go to one of the mirrors you downloaded the dvd iso from, and get the md5sum for that iso.
Then, open a terminal and run md5sum on the iso you downloaded. If they match, the download is good. If they don't match, the download is bad.
Finally, put one of the disks you burned in the drive, mount it, and run md5sum on the disk. If it doesn't match the md5sum from the mirror and the download, the burn is bad and your dvd drive is probably bad.
If the md5sum of the disk is the same as the mirror, then the drive is good, the disk is good, and you have some other hardware problem. My first suspect would be ram. If you have an install cd you can run, look for a menu option to run memtest86 (probably at the bottom of the menu after options to install or boot from cd or hard drive). Memtest will test your ram and report any failures it finds.
I haven't had time to check md5sum, but I had done a memory test prior, just forgot to state that. It ran for over 6.5 hours, finding no errors with 10 passes, I had no idea whether or not it was done, just that it had found no errors within that time period. Now, when I initially did set up my computer, there were compatibility problems with my RAM and the bios on my motherboard (it had to be updated). It was obviously rectified, but I'm not sure if the problem is the same or not now. I'll get to the md5sum today... thanks for all the help guys
Alright... So I'm not sure I'm 'checking md5sum' properly. I read somewhere that you just type md5sum <name of iso> into the command line and go from there, well, when I did that it froze once it got too: