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Old 09-15-2009, 04:40 AM   #1
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buffer i/o error on device sr0

I've tried to use many live cd's and I get weird block errors and usually the livecd will not boot due to them

They are like this:

buffer i/o error on device sr0 xxxxxxxxx

x = number

Anybody know why is does this? Ubuntu and fedora live cd's both give this error, the disks are fine, they work in other computers perfectly
Old 09-15-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried cleaning the lens on the problem optical drive with one of those lens cleaner kits? That error indicates the drive is having problems reading the CD-R. It could also just be a problem with the type of CD-R media that you are using. It's not uncommon to have certain drives not like certain brands of CD-R even though they work fine on other drives.


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