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Old 12-19-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
jyh9208
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Ubuntu 10.10 installation, "No common CD-ROM drive was detected"


Hi all,
I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my AMD64 system. I am using the distribution ubuntu-10.10-dvd-AMD64.iso. The image was downloaded and burnedt into an installation DVD. During installation system hangs with the following message on the screen:

No common CD-ROM drive was detected.

I tried "Alt-F2" to a console and typed: modprobe ide-scsi and get a message
Module ide_scsi not found.

I tried changing the BIOS for the SATA controller from RAID to IDE, didn't work.

The CD-ROM I am using is a hp BDDVDRW CH20L SCSI CDROM.

Can someone help?
 
Old 12-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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You have a couple of options

Booting from a USB stick: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

A net boot installation:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Netboot

The first is probably the easiest.
 
  


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