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Old 02-01-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't run "Try XUBUNTU" from CD ROM


I downloaded XUBUNTU 10.04; burned the ISO to a CD-RW; restarted the computer with the CD in the CD ROM; the first menu came up and I selected "Try Linux". After a minute or two the following message was on the screen:

Cannot mount /dev/loop (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on lesystem.squashfs

I have a 10 year old computer with the following setup:

MSI 845G Max Motherboard
1.7 Celeron
40 Gb HD
1.25 Gb RAM
Samsung CD-RW Rom

How do I know if I like linux if I can't even try it?
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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Did you do a checksum on the iso you downloaded?

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Can't run "Try XUBUNTU" from CD ROM

Yes, I have and the check sums are the same
 
Old 02-02-2012, 03:44 AM   #4
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Try to burn the iso on a lower speed.
If that doesn't work try to download the iso from another mirror.

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Issues.

Older computers just don't like CD-RW's in fact they barely like CD-R. So get a black color cd-r and reburn the cd at the very slowest speed and try again. For some reason the black ones have been the best on older drives. Maybe any quality cd-r would do.

With all downloads, check the downloaded iso checksum or shal for quality.

Last edited by jefro; 02-02-2012 at 04:04 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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+1 - I too have seen issues with CD-RW on older kit. Cheap enough to try a CD-R.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Smile Can't run "Try XUBUNTU" from CD ROM

Thank you all for your replies as they were very helpful. The original burn was too fast. I tried it as a slow burn on the CD-RW and Burned a CD-R. Both worked.
 
  


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