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Old 03-13-2010, 02:51 AM   #1
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Can't install ANY distro other than Ubuntu 7

I'm using a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V2085 which has bee running Mint 7 very well for quite a while until a few days ago when it stopped working (just froze). Since then I've tried to install several distros from CD and Pendrive - list includes Mint 8, Ubuntu 9.1, PC/OS, Slitaz, Puppy, Lubuntu. All run ok from Live CD but none will install. I get an input/output error about 23% of the way in telling me to clean the drive and/or the CD. Even when installing from Pendrive. The only thing I can get to install is Ubuntu 7, which is fine but a bit dated. Any ideas why I can't install anything else people?
Sorry - Mandriva 10 also installed, but I couldn't get wifi working, so that wasn't much use.

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Old 03-13-2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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Seems to me you have corrupted iso's
check the md5sums
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If your computer was running Mint 7 and then suddenly froze, have you considered it may be a hardware problem? All live CD's that run in memory are failing? Maybe you should run memtest just to make sure.
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To me it sounds like either a Harddrive or Memory error. Try running some diagnostics software and see if that's the hickey. There's a memtest program on the Ubuntu live CD's
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Thanks all. Yes, I did believe it was a hardware error, but memtest was ok. Anyway, I've had Mandriva One running without problems for a while now, so I'll stick with that. Thanks again.


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