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Old 01-28-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Linux distros won't install


Have tried to install several distros-Suse10.1, Xandros4.0 & Mephis with no success on a upgrade PC

Each CD installation begins as it should-customary welcome screens, etc. & continues to chug along seemingly loading the necessary drivers, etc.

The installtion then stalls with the error message cannot copy or read CD image. The installtion is halted, etc.

I have tried using other CD/DVD players (old and newer versions) on the same PC only to get the same errors. This would seem to rule out a hardware problem.

I had no problems installing these same distos on other PC's using the same CD's.

I even tested installing windows 2000 and XP on this same PC with no errors like the Linux.

I have tried several different hard drives - IDE and Sata all with the same result. I have even cleared the CMOS on the motherboard.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Since the contents of the CD are often copied to a ramdisk, it's possible that you have bad memory somewhere. Try running memtest86 and see if it detects any errors.
 
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