0

I am new to Ubuntu, but have used it (minimally) for the last 2 years. After a failed update, my 16.04 refused to work. When I loaded the live DVD/CD disk, it asked if I wanted to install alongside the 16.04 on the disk.

  • I chose to erase and do a "fresh" install. That attempt failed when it couldn't format the hard disk. I got a errno#5 message, stating a bad DVD drive or hard drive.
  • Replaced drives, as well as cables. Got same error message.
  • Burnt new disks at slower speeds from Ubuntu website. Still same problem.
  • Used mini-tool partition program and partitioned hard disk to ext4. Tried installing, failed again!
  • As a last ditch, I bought a new motherboard. Sad to say..., same results.

Next, I Am going to have my memory tested, but if that checks out good, I don't know what to do next!

  • Bad HDD controller maybe? You said you got a new MB though. Hmmm – Bradyn Claycomb Apr 19 '17 at 19:02
  • All your attempts have been from DVD, have you tried from live USB? – Juan Antonio Apr 20 '17 at 12:37
0

Maybe the update "killed" somehow your computer. Send me the results from the Memory Test. Also check your hard disk on another computer to see if it works (the original & the new one). Also send me those results. :)

Regards,

Bajiru

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.