I've got a 1 year old Toshiba laptop running windows 8 (blah). I have partition my hard drive to allow for 100gb of space for ubuntu--UEFI is turned off.
While going through the install everything goes alright until the installer reaches about 50% or so, at which point I receive a disk error message.
I tried booting from the disk again and performed a check of the install cd I burned to make sure it was error free. There's one error on the disk, and unfortunately it's the last one I have and it isn't RW. I can select the 'try ubuntu' option and successfully reach the desktop, the install doesn't work from there either, even while connected to the internet.
I have the Ubuntu iso 13.10 saved on a flash drive, also on that flash drive is a copy of daemon tools.
Is it at all possible to use DT to run the iso file from within the ubuntu 'trial' boot ?
If not I'll stop being a lazy cheapskate and go buy another pack of dvd's and burn again on a slower speed.