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From the Ubuntu installation CD/USB on choosing "Install Ubuntu" is an option to upgrade a previous release from the CD: This option will try to keep your HOME intact, and also tries to keep installed software. Since I never tried this path I can not tell however if the result will be the same as when performing an online upgrade. In any case make a ...


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You can upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 via two options, the first way is through the 'Software Updater' http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade the second method, and the one I do myself and recommend others do aswell would be a complete reinstall using a USB or CD/DVD Download the Ubuntu 14.10 32bit or 64bit ISO and create either a USB or CD/DVD Ubuntu ...


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I've had this happen to me before. The data has clearly been written to the disk if you hold it to the light but for some reason it registers as a blank disk. Solution: Toss it in the garbage and try again with another disk. Also, try changing the burn speed; some people say that you are prone to less errors if you burn the disk at a low speed.


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Background: This is a common issue under Windows, with the default behaviour being to create 'the intent' of burning the data (but not actually encoding). This can also be caused by drive (hardware) issues; wherein the data is written, but the CD/DVD is not correctly encoded to mark written/unused space (and later appears as still unused/blank). You ...


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Burn it using Ubuntu. The process is really simple: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-ubuntu. If the problem persisted, it might be a hardware problem.


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No, it doesn't matter on what computer you create the bootstick on. The stick can then be booted from basically any computer with support for the installed architecture. Example: If you download the 64bit ISO for a 64bit computer, on a 32bit computer, you can create the bootstick from on this 32bit machine. However, you can't boot Ubuntu on this machine, ...


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Download this file I've made for you: wget http://artinvoice.hu/FreeDOS-1.1-memstick-2-256M.img After that take a pendrive bigger or equal to 256Mb, and use dd to transfer the image to the pendrive. Be careful, it will destroy all your data on the pendrive, afterwards you have to repartiton it! The command is: dd if=FreeDOS-1.1-memstick-2-256M.img ...


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MPlayer cannot open ISO files (which are image files of a physical media). What you need to do, is mount the .iso file on your system, so the "drive" becomes avaiable. You can mount the file by right clicking on it choose "Open With" -> "Diskmounting Tool" (or something like that, I don't run an english version, so can't tell you for certain). This should ...


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The USB live was no good because every downloaded ISO was no good due to defective RAM in the machine used to download the ISO and create the live USB. After downloading a new ISO on a different machine and creating the live USB on that machine I was able to install Ubuntu to HDD on the broken Toshiba. I Learned an important lesson about MD5sum hash check ...


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It turns out that the working laptop used to download ISO files and create the Live USB thumb drives has bad ram. This more than likely has been the cause of all ISO files failing MD5sum checks and subsequent live USB failing to install to HDD. Thank you to everyone that helped me with this issue.


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Possible duplicate of "errno 5 - input/output error" when trying to install. You're getting an Input/Output error and so you probably just have some bad sectors on your HDD. I recommend you take a look at How to install Ubuntu on a hard drive with bad blocks? If you don't mind deleting all data on the HDD, you could try using gparted to partition ...


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You need to run the onboard Raid controller in ACHI mode (BIOS setting), as there are no released RAID drivers for 14.04 (just some in development ones that are not frequently updated). Downside of this, is if you need Raid, you will have to install a separate controller card or use software Raid. For more details , see my answer: ...


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It is very possible that you have defective RAM on that machine. The behaviour of faulty desktop RAM in unexplainable. You should download any linux image with memtest86+ on it and run the test.


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poweriso convert /home/sam/Final Fantasy VIII Disc 1.cue -o /home/sam/Final Fantasy VIII Disc 1.iso -ot iso All I get when I put this in is: Unrecognized parameter: Fantasy This is a typical error message: you need to tell the program that the spaces and other possibly contained special characters are not the beginning of a new parameter but the ...



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