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My DELL inspiron 1545 is having no operating system now. While I am trying to install UBUNTU 12.10 from usb, I am getting this error

 "the ext4file system creation in partition#1 of SCSI1(0,0,0)(sda) failed"

What should I do to complete my installation successfully.

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It's possible that you got a corrupted download, or that the burn was bad. You can check the iso you dowloaded by testing its md5sum to make sure it is good.


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i have the same problem. tried at first edubuntu...installed. than lubuntu...the above mentioned problem. than edubuntu same problem. when i switch it on without installation-usbstick only the cursor shows up. the installation process is fine until typing name and password etc.? could it be physically the hard disk

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