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Old 01-12-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Post why is my Cd Ram wrong

i can install windows but when i want install linux(fedora,debian,knopix) at the first computer can boot from cd but then it shows a message "can not
mount cd rom ) and i have to exit
Old 01-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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what brand is it?
which version of linux?
if you have floppies you can use those to install.
Old 01-12-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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Can you boot from ANY CD?---e.g. the Windows install disk.

If you try to boot from a CD, and the CD is not bootable, I would expect the computer to simply go looking for something else (like the hard drive). I would not expect there to be an error message.

Please describe the detailed steps and exactly where the error message occurs.
Old 01-12-2008, 03:39 PM   #4
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older linux dont recognize cdroms. per instance if you try to install sarge in a newer laptop it won't be able to mount cdrom. even if windows and the rest boot from it.
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hey dude, try out with a live CD
Old 01-12-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
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I think that the OP is saying that it starts to boot, but then complains at some later time that it cannot find the CDRom.

I vaguely recall this happening to me before with some distro and it had to do with the fact that my CD drive was something like /dev/cdrom but the installer was looking for it at /dev/sdb or something. That's not accurate, but that's the base of the problem. I can't recall if I fixed it or just moved on to another distro.

Maybe that will put the OP on the right path...


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