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

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Windows

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This error may appear when unzipping the Live installer file on Windows. This may happen if you downloaded the installer file directly onto a USB pendrive or external hard drive.

To fix this you can download the installer to your computer's hard drive directly (not onto an external drive).

If you want to install Live onto a computer that does not have internet access, download the installer file first to an internet-connected computer and then transfer it to a pendrive/external hard drive and move the installer to the offline computer.