ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso: no mountable filesystem

Andrew Moore slewsys at icloud.com
Tue Jan 7 20:15:38 UTC 2014

There were a few issues.  First of all, the ISO was downloaded with OS X, which is not able to mount the image.  Evidently it is not in ISO 9660 format (which is readable by any OS)?   Secondly, the SHA256 checksum was verified, but the resulting DVD could not be booted by the laptop (an Inspiron 8200), and the laptop is not able (i.e., too old) to boot from USB device.  DVD can be read once the laptop is booted with Centos 6.5.  Is it possible that just as OS X is unable to mount the DVD, an older laptop may be unable to boot it?

The long and the short of it is that Ubuntu 13.10 cannot be easily installed onto this laptop, which is unfortunate because it’s a great machine.  Any plans for a LiveCD?  Any other routes to installing?  Thank you!

On Jan 2, 2014, at 2:22 PM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2014-01-02 17:44, Ali Linx (amjjawad) skrev:
>> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Andrew Moore <slewsys at icloud.com
>> <mailto:slewsys at icloud.com>> wrote:
>>    Anyone try ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso?  I downloaded from
>>    Ubuntu.com and via torrent.  Both appear to be corrupt.  Can someone
>>    confirm this?  Thank you!
>>    --
>>    Ubuntu-quality mailing list
>>    Ubuntu-quality at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:Ubuntu-quality at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>    Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
>>    https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-quality
>> Hi,
>> Have you done this?
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
>> -- 
>> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
>> Best Regards,
>> amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
>> Areas of Involvement <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
>> My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>
> Hi Andrew,
> A few minutes ago, I downloaded the file from the official website
> http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
> and it matches the md5sum:
> md5check ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso d0508f909c2c71d96aeac5efb0329b33
> calculated md5sum=d0508f909c2c71d96aeac5efb0329b33
> should be  md5sum=d0508f909c2c71d96aeac5efb0329b33
> /home/sudodus/bin/md5check indicates SUCCESSFUL download :-)
> There was probably some temporary error.
> Best regards
> Nio

More information about the Ubuntu-quality mailing list