"The cabinet file ‘media1.cab’ required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used"

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Windows

This error may appear when trying to unzip the Live installer file on Windows.

This might be happening if you downloaded the installer file directly onto a USB pendrive, or external hard drive. 

The solution is to download the installer file to the computer's hard drive directly (not onto an external drive).

In case the computer where you want to install to has no internet connection, then you need to to download the installer file fully on the internet-connected computer before transferring it to a pendrive/external hard drive.