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Old 08-06-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
buginprogram
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Mint 17 live DVD won't boot


Hi again!

I haven't posted for a while but today I'm trying to install Mint 17 on this laptop. The problem is I burnt the DVD and the laptop won't boot from it. It just clunks the optical drive a few times and then loads Windows. I tried the DVD on some of our other computers and none of them work, yet the checksum matches the one on Linux Mint's website so clearly the DVD's not at fault.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

buginprogram
 
Old 08-06-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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If the DVD doesn't work with multiple computers, the issue is the DVD. The DVD is the only thing in common.

The checksum of the *.iso may have checked out, but the DVD itself could be faulty or dirty or scratched or the burn might have gone bad.

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:11 PM   #3
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It turned out that for some strange reason the DVD was only readable in the drive that it had been made in - which was the drive I checked it in as well. The one computer booted from it in that drive; I made another DVD on the laptop and now it works fine. I'm a bit annoyed at having wasted a DVD (especially after I promised mom that it would work fine) but I got it sorted out in the end. I've never heard of anything like this happening before, but that disk burner has been worked rather hard - could it be out of alignment?
 
Old 08-07-2014, 10:24 PM   #4
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I don't know enough about what could be wrong with the burner, but something is definitely wrong.

Is this an internal or external burner and what is the make/model? That might help persons who know more than I.

I'd try cleaning it. Cleaning kits are cheap.

And I wouldn't worry too much about wasting a blank DVD. Blanks are cheap these days.
 
  


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