Today I downloaded Ubuntu for my desktop but when I tried to install it, I've got the following error message:

[Errno 5] - Input/output error

I tried everything to install it on desktop, but nothing works.

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  • At what step in the process do you get Input/Output error ? – Soren A Mar 13 '18 at 9:04
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    12.04 is End of Life. Don't install it. Use either 16.04 (LTS, like 12.04) or 17.10. – vidarlo Mar 13 '18 at 9:10

The screenshot you provided already answers the most likely cause of this problem: The installation medium which you're installing from, or the hard drive you want to install to, seems to be faulty. That's why you get the "Input/output error".

If you burn the image to a CD or DVD, then make sure to have it check for errors after completion. There is usually a checkbox / option for this, so you can verify that it burned the disc correctly. Test your hard drive for errors, too.

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