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

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. :)



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