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Old 05-19-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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i downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and am going to dual boot with windows xp. the i386 says it is 970MB. my computer verifies that. how ever i can't seem to reconcile the md5sum for that version when i burned to a dvd. two problems: what am i doing wrong and if i install the ubuntu and something goes amiss;how do i uninstall.
my ultimate goal is to have linux pc only. i will not install permanently until i am sure;since i tried the
try me option and i have some problems.thank you.
Old 05-19-2014, 02:37 PM   #2
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When the ISO file is burned to the DVD, padding is added at the end, and that changes the md5sum. If you boot from that DVD, you should be presented with an option to verify the media before getting into the actual install process.
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If an operating system install goes wrong you don't really "uninstall" -- you just install the operating system again from scratch (assuming you cant, or don't want to, repair the install).
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I am new to linux also and set up a dual boot last month with Xubuntu 14.04 and XP. What I did was check the md5sum of the download ISO file (not the DVD) first. Now when you are booting from the live DVD, you can have it check for disc errors, it's worded something like that. Here's how to do that:

Normally, when you boot off that ubuntu disc, you will get a graphic of two options: try first or install. However, to check the disc, you do not want that. When the disc first *starts* to boot you will see a little graphic at the very bottom; when you see that immediately press your keyboard "space" bar. Now instead of getting that graphical 2 options, you will get a listed version. One option on that list will say something like "check for disc errors". You want to select that and see if it verifies that it is complete.

Note: Xubuntu uses the same installer so this should work for the regular Ubuntu you have.


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