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Old 09-10-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
DigitalMutt
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Disk error 80


Hi, I have tried installing Ubuntu, fedora, and mandrake so I am guessing this isn't a distro problem, my first clue was the harddrive error i got.

loading /install/vmlinux...............isolinux: disk error 80, AX = 4200 Drive 9f

I thought the drive might have some problem with it so i installed win2k just to get rid of everything and it installed fine. it is formated in the ntfs file system. I would perfer to install ubuntu but would live with any linux distro at this point.

any clues?

the drive is a ide 80 gb
 
Old 09-10-2006, 11:48 PM   #2
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My french is quite rusty, but if I understand http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=459899 correctly, it might be a problem with your cd-writer.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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ok, I checked that. THe machine I am installing on has dual optical drives and they both seem to work. i was able to boot off cd with a official windows disk and install win2k. So i have tried multiple install cd's, I used disks that I have installed from before, and i have switched out harddrives to drives I know work. I am at a loss.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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Did you burn the CDs yourself? If so, burn again on another cd-writer might solve the issue.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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Ok, I think I may have ehausted all my options with this damn pc.

It can't be the media, i have tried booting to about everydamn cd i could find and it didn't work. onced booted to win2k it will not even show a cd in the drive. It can't be the actual optical drive since i have tried 3 different drives. I even took one out of my good pc just to test it. no dice.

So it is not the cd's

it is not the drive

I set it to boot to cd and when it says

boot to ATAPI CDROM it just hangs and eventually just boots to the hardrive. I mash the "any keys" to death and nada.

Any ideas before I do this to it?

Last piece of tech that pissed me off
 
  


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