Posted by: Dominik | November 24, 2007

driving me crazy

Ok, so I got a laptop, X61s, rid of Vista and have been trying to install Ubuntu for two days now… without success. When I boot from a copied live CD, the installer reports defective files, a netinstall doesn’t work from home and when I try to install from the ISO file the thing reports a defective CD. But there is no CD and the MD5 hash of the file is correct. Arg.

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  1. IBMs are normally pretty good at switching but maybe that’s changed now they’re Lenovo.
    Kubuntu might work – http://www.debianadmin.com/kubuntu-606-lts-installation-with-screenshots.html
    but I’ve read (sorry, I can’t remember where) that Vista can be tough to remove completely – you might want to search that out as a possible cause of the problem.
    Something you can run from disc/usb like PuppyLinux might be useful as a transitional tool…

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  3. i have SUSE SLED 10 at home. It was easy.

  4. …i cheated tho, i work at novell and asked someone to do it for me =P


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