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I have been playing around with Linux a bit and I wanted to try using Arch Linux so I downlaoded the .iso and I set up vmware player saying that it was another Linux 2.6x kernel. As soon as I launched it, I got this error EDD: Error 8000 reading sector 269058 does anyone know what is wrong and how I can fix this?

My System Info:

  • OS:Windows 7 Home Premium<
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410m CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.30 GHz
  • System Type: 64-bit Operating System
  • Virtualization: Enabled

Feel free to ask anymore info if it helps

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This looks like a corrupted ISO. Can you try redownloading it? – Renan Aug 30 '13 at 15:08
Try getting the md5sum of this iso file and verify it on your copy of it. If they are not the same, your copy of the iso is corrupt – mauro.stettler Aug 30 '13 at 15:17
Also have a look through these. – terdon Aug 30 '13 at 15:18
@mauro.stettler when you look at the download page it shows a couple of options, however I do not know which one to download. Any ideas of which one? – Noah Huppert Aug 30 '13 at 15:27
not sure about vmware player - but i can confirm arch runs with zero issues on Virtualbox (and I happen to think virtualbox is a better type-2 hypervisor to run on your desktop) – SnakeDoc Aug 30 '13 at 15:31
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As said above in the comments the file was corrupt(after talking with OP we confirmed that) and I sent him a link to a no corrupt download,

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