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Old 10-18-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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Fried or Uninstalled Cd drive while installing debian


Hello
Im a linux newbie and i had a hankering to install linux on my xp system to see what it was like so i decided to go with debian. So i burnt debian to a cd and put it into my cd drive. Now i went through the initial set-up screens and then i was in the process of scanning my cd drive and i just left it there and about 30 minutes later the scanning process was still at 75% so i decided that the installation was stuck and therefore hard booted my computer. now when i turned my computer on again, the computer said primary drive to boot from failed or something along those lines so it told me to push f1 to continue i did and it booted my os fine. (i believe it said this due to the fact that i had the bios set to boot from cd drive first) so my question is what did i do and how do i fix this? My pc is a dell dimension 3000.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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You probably just need to try another cd. Sounds like either the burn didn't go well or the iso is corrupt.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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thats what i would assume too but i believe its more than just that since now windows wont recognize the cd drive. so what should i do now?
 
Old 10-19-2009, 08:16 AM   #4
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Do you have another cdrom drive?
 
Old 10-19-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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nope this is the only one i have
 
  


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