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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.

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Err you can't use other iso to install... –  Braiam Dec 5 '13 at 23:54
what do you mean? the iso on the flash drive is the same one used to burn the boot disk. –  user222571 Dec 6 '13 at 1:16
would creating a bootable flash drive work? my laptop doesnt support booting from a flash drive but would it work with the ubuntu trial running? sorry i'm a bit of a linux newb but I'd love to have something other than windows –  user222571 Dec 6 '13 at 1:18

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