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Old 03-11-2010, 08:32 AM   #16
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Hello cdscm,

It seems to me that you're still unable to boot from the CD correctly, since normally when you boot from CD you should get a language selection. So I imagine that something is still wrong in the way you burned your CD or for some unclear reason your CD cannot be read by your laptop. Can you indicate what software you used when burning the CD? And at what speed did you burn the image? In the past I've had strange errors when a CD was burned at a high speed. So if you burned it at a high speed or auto, try burning again at the lowest speed possible. Let us know how that works out.

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Old 03-12-2010, 12:46 PM   #17
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Making a bootable CD-R

CDSCM:

I had a bit of trouble burning CDs when I first started, but I found InfraRecorder and that fixed it. The first couple of CD's that I burned have the contents of the ISO on them but are not bootable. The half-dozen CD-R's that I burned with InfraRecorder processed bootable Live-CD for 5-6 different flavors of Ubuntu and Xubuntu (some folks don't like the "DUNE" background) and all have booted into the Linux startup/intall screen. Give that a whirl and see what you get. So far, Ubuntu has been treating me, a recent convert from Windows, with kindness. Most problems have already been seen and there are them's willing to help out a newbie.

Oh yeah, burning at a slower speed than max improves the integrity of the image that is burned, but the last time that I burned, I couldn't change the speed from max.

Good luck!

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #18
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On Linux, I've found that Brasero - GNOME's default CD writing GUI - doesn't let you change the speed. KDE's K3b, however, does. Once I switched to K3b and slowed the speed I stopped getting coasters.

So even if you don't use KDE, give K3b a go for your cd burning needs.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 09:57 AM   #19
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I have burn the iso image in very slow mode. The prog I use is the one recommended by ubuntu site, i.e. express burn by nch.

Still the same problem. The message on the computer is also a recommendation to change the hard disk drive due to too many errors. So it is slow to the point of being unworkable, it does not boot from the cd, the hdd is shot and of course I cannot connect to my wireless network. But everything was working fine before I downloaded 9.10! the moral of the story is do not fix it if it ain’t broken. Thank you all for your patience and advice.

Anyone want a old defunct laptop?!
 
  


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