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I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 in VMWare but while on the middle of copying files, a pop-up error would appear:

The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:

[Errno 5] Input/output error

This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may 
help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD 
drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check 
whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a 
cooler environment.

I have tried several times but the same thing happened. I even download again a copy still the same problem occurs.

I tried previous versions, 12.10 & 12.04. They worked fine.

I have searched and read several posts like this; none of provide solution.

Please help. What should I do?

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino Aug 18 '13 at 6:01

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

    
check the output of dmesg for details. – psusi May 8 '13 at 2:31
    
Have you tried installing from USB? – Mitch May 8 '13 at 5:51
    
Thanks for replies, however, I've already resolved this issue. What I did was I downloaded again a copy of Ubuntu through torrent. It worked fine as opposed to direct downloads. – user156627 May 23 '13 at 8:42

The OP solved the problem and reported the solution in a comment:

I've already resolved this issue. What I did was I downloaded again a copy of Ubuntu through torrent. It worked fine as opposed to direct downloads.

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