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Old 05-20-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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I/O Disc error

I have absolutely no experience or knowledge installing operating systems. That said, I recently bought a Dell Optiplex G150 on eBay, but it didn't have an OS. No problem, I thought, I could finally try out Linux.

So, here's what I've done so far: I used a Win98 boot disk to create the partitions, though as far as I know, nothing is truly configured, and I don't know how. I got some instructions from a friend of mine, but they didn't go past creating the partitions.

I changed the boot order and put in a Ubuntu disk, but the screen says "I/O Disc error. Change disk and press any key". It's paraphrased, but you get the idea.

If anyone can help me out, I would really appreciate it. At the moment, I'm using an old HP computer that I can only use in Safe Mode.
Old 05-20-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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First I would suggest using you Win disk and delete all partitions on your hard drive.

Second I would suggest that you make sure that you have a good copy of the Linux CD ... just in case it was not burned properly.


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