Installing Ubuntu

debian debiani386 at
Wed May 16 00:28:34 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 17:05 -0700, tombstga at wrote:
> I have now downloaded Ubuntu three times (version 6 and 7) from the same 
>   mirror site, made several CDs and one DVD and can't make it run. Upon 
> reboot I usually get "Error reading boot CD" on any of the choices. I 
> once got the Memory test to work. I also note that on the CD I made that 
> the "Ubuntu.exe" (I think that's the file name) had zero bytes.
> I'd like to try this new system, but am having a terrible time getting 
> going.
> I'm running XP on a 2 year old HP Pavillion.
> Any suggestions? Please help!!
> Tom

I had a similar problem a few months ago where i tried running ubuntu 6
from the live cd. turned out that the cd drive i was booting it from had
a failing cd laser in it. so therefore, the cd drive was no longer

I tried ubuntu on another good working drive and it worked. This may be
the same story for you, and it may not. Have you tried running those
cd's on a different computer/cd-rom?


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