I know that a lot of people have asked about this but none of the answers I've found work. I was installing Ubuntu and after partitioning and such I get an input/output error when installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

I have tried swapping cables, memory tests, different hard drives, installing and reinstalling Ubuntu on different USBs from ubuntu.com, and nothing has worked.

Am I doing something wrong or is some of my hardware incompatible? Computer specs are 2 gigs DDR (just DDR not 2 or 3) RAM, a8n-sli premium motherboard, and AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+.

What could be the issue?

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    An 'input/output' error usually indicates a hardware problem, most commonly a faulty storage device (hard drive). Look up how to run a SMART test on your storage devices.
    – user535733
    Jul 3 '20 at 23:13
  • I did not know about this I will try it Jul 4 '20 at 0:25
  • Also add to your question the type of Ubuntu you are trying to install and from what DVD/USB other. Jul 4 '20 at 1:23
  • Ok, I tried to do a smart test and it will not let me does this mean the hard drive is dead or does it not have this capability (this is a older hard drive), it also fails benchmarks. Jul 5 '20 at 0:23

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