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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10. I have downloaded the .iso file. I tried to burn the file to a DVD using infra recorder but it gives an input/output error. Then it fails to burn and cd drive ejects the cd.

I tried using usb stick too. But after pressing the create button, it gives an error: cannot open file as archive.

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Have you tried UNetbootin?

It can create a bootable usb drive using the.iso file you downloaded. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. You may have more luck with it. Here's a link: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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