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I'm trying to use the DD command to make myself a boot-able ubuntu 13.04 so I can reload the system but the ISO I have is stored on a external hard drive.. like a data disk. Anyway, I open the hard drive, I right click the ISO and select "copy to" and select desktop and it loads for a minute then I get this box before it finishes:

Error while copying "ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso".

There was an error copying the file into /home/ubuntu/Desktop.

Error splicing file: Input/output error

I get this problem when I use ubuntu 13.04 to get a large file off of a disk and onto the system itself

Is this a bug with ubuntu or is there a another way I can copy large files to the Desktop?

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Is copying it to the Desktop actually the problem? (e.g. can you copy it to your Documents folder successfully?) –  Nick T Sep 23 '13 at 21:05
    
Have you verified there is sufficient space on the file system? Please show the output of mount and df -h. –  zwets Sep 23 '13 at 22:35
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How is the external drive formatted? –  Mitch Sep 24 '13 at 5:29
    
Is there some reason you can't use dd to make a bootable USB or DVD from the .iso from its current location? (I'm with zwets on the disk space-check that.) –  Marc Oct 10 '13 at 3:03

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