Originally Posted by nukefission
Got it from a magazine
Dont know about md5sum since the iso on the dvd might also be bad
Hmm what If i give vmware phsycal access to one of my Hdds and install mint/ubuntu onto that? then boot from it and clone
everytime i've seen an error like that myself, and on other forum's for linux, it is usually cause the cd/dvd you used to burn, is bad (like there is physical problems), the program you used to burn, did a bad "burn", or the iso you have is corrupted in some fashion, like if you downloaded it and it didn't fully complete but the browser said it did (http is horrible about this, where it closes the connection on the last bits of data, as a web programmer i have a whole class i use in my programs to force a complete download to the http headers to ensure they get a full download.) or it simply got corrupted on your HDD by a virus, a bad sector, a funky r/w error...
since you pulled it off a dvd that came with a magazine, i imagine it just got boinked when they burned it to that dvd, or there is damage to the media from being glued to the inside of a piece of paper that is shipped around and mishandled alot...
if at all possible, if the expanding of the virtual drive onto a real harddrive fails, go to ubuntu's or mints site, and download from there (i would suggest their torrent download, as torrent does a better job making sure you get the whole thing and it is faster, and don't worry this type of torrent is legal
edit: if it isn't a custom .iso (as some magazines will produce custom .iso images for certian distros, especially ubuntu and mint, since it is fairly easy to create a bootable iso of theirs.) you can use various freeware programs in windows to find and compare md5checksums, if it is the standard edition of ubuntu/mint, you can go to their sites to find out what the md5 is suppose to be of the iso and then compare it with the md5 of iso you have...if they don't match, then the iso is either bad or not standard to what ubuntu/mint offers...if they do match, i'd imagine it is the method at which you burned it to cd or the program you used to create a live usb.Edited by Transhour - 3/9/11 at 11:01am