At the moment my laptop does not have any OS. I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 using a live cd, which runs perfectly, but after the initial installation steps it shows an
input/output error during read on /dev/sda
and the installation stops.
I am selecting the option to erase and use the entire disk. I also tried doing manual partitioning - of the 60 GB hard disk I allowed 52 GB to be the root partition formatted as ext4, and the rest to be a swap area, but I still got the same error.
How can I fix this?