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

Phill Whiteside PhillW at PhillW.net
Wed Jan 8 03:24:55 UTC 2014

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On 8 January 2014 03:18, chris hermansen <clhermansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Andrew and list
> On Jan 7, 2014 6:16 PM, "Andrew Moore" <slewsys at icloud.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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!
> > -AM
> I took a look at this machine on a few computer magazine reviews, which
> show a typical config of 128mb RAM and a 40gb hard drive, as well as a
> 1.6ghz processor.
> In my experience, this won't run Ubuntu; there is far too little RAM. you
> may be able to get Lubuntu going on it but I would not count on it.
> If you want to try Lubuntu it should fit on a bootable CD-ROM.
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