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2008-01-09, 09:26 PM
I just got my new computer, and went to install ubuntu on it using the live cd I downloaded from here (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download). I popped the disc into my drive, and a message box popped up that looked like this;

I/O Error
Error reading boot disc

Thinking the problem occured when I burned the disc, I burned a second copy, only to the same results. So I turn to the computer experts of friendly banter for help. Do I need to re-download the disc-image or is the problem somewhere else?

2008-01-09, 11:14 PM
You could check if your download had any errors by getting the MD5 sum for the relevant file from one of the Ubuntu servers. If you go to the address listed as "Download location," you should find a file, "MD5SUMS" in the directory. Then just get some MD5 checksum software (sorry, I've got no recommendations here) and run it on the .iso.

If you have access to any other boot CDs (Windows or other), can you boot off of those?

Also, not to be rude, but are you sure you have the correct CD for your processor?