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Old 03-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
daniell
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Cannot Run Ubuntu 9.10 off CD


I have a perplexing problem. When I try to run Ubuntu off a cd, all I get is page after page of errors. It is already running perfectly off my hard drive. I tried the cd, and it works on a different computer.
It also showed no errors.
Any ideas will be appreciated.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 01:13 AM   #2
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CD/DVD drives are notorious dust magnets and the read lens of the laser could be obsured as a result. You could try shooting some compressed air in through the drive tray opening or running a laser lens cleaning disk (about $10.00 at Radio shack et al).
 
Old 03-14-2010, 06:27 AM   #3
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I have a perplexing problem. When I try to run Ubuntu off a cd, all I get is page after page of errors. It is already running perfectly off my hard drive. I tried the cd, and it works on a different computer.
It also showed no errors.
Any ideas will be appreciated.
Thanks for your informative reply. The burn was verified with the software. The drive is relatively new and barely used. I will pickup a cleaning kit. Are there any other possible causes?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 06:50 AM   #4
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Well what are the errors? They're usually pretty handy. I appreciate they may be going too quick to note down, but how about the general gist?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:49 AM   #5
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Well what are the errors? They're usually pretty handy. I appreciate they may be going too quick to note down, but how about the general gist?
Most of the errors are in the nature of i/o
 
Old 03-14-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
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I burned a CD from a different batch. I was able to go online with this one. While it was loading I saw a couple of errors however. Something to the effect of I/O buffering errors.
My ultimate goal is to make a bootle flash drive then install it into a laptop that has no optical drive.
 
  


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