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Old 12-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Error Message When Trying To Install A Distro From A DVD - CD's Ok


Hi guys. This is my 1st post, so be easy on me. I have an ASUS CM 6870 specs say I have a 24x DVD-rw drive. I'm trying to install Debian 6.0.6 or any distro that is on a DVD. I get this error message

"Incorrect CD rom Detected. The CD rom drive contains a CD which cannot be used for installiod. Please insert a suitable CD to continue with the installion."

Window 7 is on the 2TB drive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the second drive (750 GB).

Any help will be appriciated.

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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Would you please describe the exact procedure you followed to create/burn those DVDs? I hope you didn't try anything like drag-and-drop. If you did, that is the problem. If you didn't, then I will see if I can think about anything else.
 
Old 12-12-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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If you are not already doing it, burn the disc at the slowest speed. ISO images are easily corrupted if burned at high speed, and a DVD is a big image. I cannot delve any deeper due to lack of information.
 
Old 12-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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Hi guys. This is my 1st post, so be easy on me. I have an ASUS CM 6870 specs say I have a 24x DVD-rw drive. I'm trying to install Debian 6.0.6 or any distro that is on a DVD. I get this error message

"Incorrect CD rom Detected. The CD rom drive contains a CD which cannot be used for installiod. Please insert a suitable CD to continue with the installion."

Window 7 is on the 2TB drive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the second drive (750 GB).

Any help will be appriciated.

Web
Welcome to LQ! Register 2008 seems you have been lurking for a long time.

First I would suggest a little reading to help interaction here at LQ, especially the first;
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FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.

FYI: How to Answer a Linux Question is ‘Simon Bridge's excellent composition to aid us in good informational exchanges.'

FYI: Netiquette is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums.
You did burn the ISO image? How did you download the ISO image? You did verify the ISO download? If not then you can use 'md5sum' along with the 'some_ISO_file.md5' available at the same site, that you can use to locally verify that ISO is valid;
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CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning <- 'Describes some ways to check the validity of a burnt CD, either via the md5sum or via cmp (compare)'.
M$Windows iso md5sum checking <- LQ Post on how too
md5sum.exe <- M$Win Application to perform md5sum checking.

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!
Which program did you use to burn the ISO image to DVD? I like to recommend for Microsoft Windows user;
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Imgburn <- 'ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!' + Freeware
As Randicus Draco Albus recommends to burn at a lower burn speed, I burn most at 4X and of course a few coasters are created over time.

'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning' technique can be used to check your ISO DVD image. Some users will rely on the disk burn program to verify but this is not always reliable. You can use the above linked technique to use 'md5' or the 'compare' technique. You need to be aware of 'padding' that some burn programs will use to fill out thus creating a shown invalid burn when in effect the DVD may be used.

You can get more information at: Media burning section of Slackware®-Links

Please look at the suggested posts by scrolling to the bottom of the page. Do not forget that LQ does have a excellent search engine to provide helpful information. You are not the first to ask these questions.

HTH!
 
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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Hey all.
I always check the MD5SUM on any iso files I download, before burning to a CD or a DVD. I didn't check the MD5SUM on the disc after burning however. I'll read up on this and check all the disc

How I burn a disc is I right click on the iso file usuallly located in the Download directory then select write to disc at the lowest write speed (8k). Then I select "burn". I don't do the drag and drop method.

I ordered the 8 disc debian sqeeze i386 installation - 6.0.4 32 bit last year. This was for my old computer which craped out so I bought this 64 bit ASUS CM6870. This installation disc would not work as well.

An IT (Windows) friend of mine told me my problem sounded like a driver issue.

I hope I've told everything. I'm sure somebody will let me know .

Thanks again for all the help.
web
 
Old 12-13-2012, 03:37 AM   #6
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If it is a driver issue, it most likely requires proprietary firmware. Check the Debian website to see if your model requires it. If so, down-load and install.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Hey ya'll
Sorry I havent posted back to my last replies. I tried to make a change in my BIOS. Boy did I ever open a can of worms. I keep getting a Grub error on booting. I'll go to the right thread and ask for help.

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