DVD-ROM Stops, Install Stops, Packages failing to install.
Ok, I've been having this problem for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time now. Its like...impossible to fix!
Basically, any distro i attempt to install it fails miserably. It started a while back when Windows and Linux were going crazy on my old harddrive and crashing constantly. Also, files would fail to install correctly. Everything I downloaded and install would either say that it is corrupted or wouldn't work right when installed. I would try reinstalling operating systems, but it just wouldn't. It would either stop installing at some point in time. I noticed that the DVD drive would also stop spinning as if it had nothing else to do. And during installations, I would get a few damaged packages (mainly critical ones like xorg) Then, I got a new harddrive for my birthday (which was on December 7th) since someone suggested that my harddrive was corrupted (which didn't seem illogical since both Windows and Linux were crashing alot for no apparent reason). Once I put in the new harddrive, I tried installing Windows. Low-n-behold, It was able to install, but it STILL had a few damaged files. It can't be the CD because how could every 40 or so CDs/DVDs be damaged? So, discouraged, I just ran Windows anyways. But, I noticed it didn't crash much and I could install most things easily. I only had to download a few critical files to fix things up.
After a while, I downloaded kubuntu since it was small and i felt like checking it out. But, what happens when I try to install it? Yes... The same problems I had before.
So, to sum it up, how come I can't seem to install any operating systems and why are the packages corrupted? And if it does somehow get installed, but is missing a few important files like xorg, how can I fix it? Kubuntu did install the stuff from the CD, but it messed up on the installation when it booted from the harddrive. SuSE is impossible to install since it is so huge.
Btw, when the installation just seems to stop, the graphics are still working. Its not like it is frozen or locked up. Its just the installation....stops.