I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 from DVD. Every time I try, I get an I/O error. I've tried replacing the RAM, with no change.
I decided I'd try to create a clean HD by booting into liveCD and then running Gparted. However-- gparted just runs with the "Scanning all devices" message forever-- though running
fdisk -l from the terminal does find the drive fine.
Any thoughts on what's going on?