I had a HP Pavilion zt3240EA, and have been very happy with it. Nice machine. Still, age weights on every one.
I'm gonna be installing Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Desktop Edition, 64 bits version, on my new HP Pavilion dv5-1020ep.
- Go to Ubuntu Download Page and download Ubuntu.
- Check the downloaded file hash. The output must be the same as you see in the Ubuntu Hashes Page.
$ md5sum ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso
- Burn a cd (you can use Brasero, for example, if you already use Ubuntu).
Running the live cd
- Boot from the cd.
- After booting it's important to check the integrity of the cd. Burning cds also fails.