I have been trying to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit version) on my desktop PC from a USB memory stick, but I'm experiencing a problem. Each time I attempt an install I received an "[Errno 5] Input/output error", followed by the following message before the installer exits:
"The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a cooler environment."
In order to attempt to remedy this I have so far tried installing Ubuntu to two different hard disks, one of which is brand new, and each time I have received the same error "Errno 5" message. I have also tried installing from 3 different USB sticks using torrent and Ubuntu site iso images burned using both Unetbootin and Startup Disk Creator. Again, these measures have proved fruitless.
The installation process varies depending of the iso I use, with the Ubuntu download page iso exiting at an earlier stage compared to the torrented iso. The later torrent iso returns an error and exits when I am prompted for my name, computer's ID and password.
I've never experienced anything like this when installing previous versions of Ubuntu. I'm absolutely stumped! Does anyone have any more ideas?