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Downloaded 12.04.2. Made CD. Machine boots from CD as expected. Installed onto HD. Upon reboot, "Read error" message appears. Upon booting from CD, the HD appears as expected: One partition for Ubuntu, taking up about 12 gig, the rest empty. Lather, rinse, repeat five times.

Results of "sudo fdisk -l":
Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders, total 390721968 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000dfa3e

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   386596863   193297408   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       386598910   390721535     2061313    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       386598912   390721535     2061312   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Should this be complicate? Seems no.

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