Problem with installation

Thomas Beckett thomas.beckett at
Thu Sep 8 11:04:32 UTC 2005

On 9/8/05, Eshan Mathur <vexir at> wrote:
>  Hey guys I have a problem with installing Ubuntu. First off, my D-Link
> DWL-G520 (which is supported) won't get a connection, but, I learnt that I
> had the Rev. B of this card, so I need a certain patch thingy to make it
> work. All good, I'll apply that later.
>  The main problem I'm having is that during the installaton I get an error
> saying bsdutils cannot be found, and it may be due to the fact that I'm not
> connected to the internet or I have a bad CD. When I resumed the
> installation, it fatally ended because it couldnt copy files into or from
> /target/. I have no idea what these are, I am new to linux and Ubuntu. (I
> tried Gentoo, but screwed it up really bad.)
>  I reburnt the CD 3 times, and I get the exact same errors. Anyone know
> whats going on and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated;
> thanks! 

This is almost cetainly a problem with your iso. If it downloaded
wrong then no matter how many times you burn it - it will still be
To check the iso you need to compare the md5sum of your iso with the
ones published on the ubuntu site. if you already have a linux distro
installed then you can run:

md5sum <your downloaded iso.iso>

wait a minute and you will get a line that has a load of letters and
numbers followed by the iso filename. the load of letters and numbers
is the md5sum of your iso. Now goto the download page for the iso that
you downloaded and there will be an MD5SUMS file there too, for
example is the md5sums
for Hoary. If you click on that link you will see that the Hoary
Install CD for i386 for example is:

f6b3f164c99761234858a4d2c12d0840  ubuntu-5.04-install-i386.iso

if this is the iso that you downloaded and the sum does not match then
you know that it was a corrupt download. To fix it just download the
iso again, check the md5sum of the new download and burn it again if
it is correct.

If you only have Windows to work with at the moment then grab the md5
program from
unzip it to any folder, bring up a command prompt and go to that
folder, the rest is the same.

Hope this helps


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