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Old 11-09-2004, 04:25 AM   #1
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Why won't my Live CD work?

Okay, I downloaded Linspire Live 4.5.453 in ISO form. Burnt it to a CD, everything checked out okay. I put it in and tried to run it. It brings up the loading screen and asks if I want to run Linspire or the Diognostics. If I say Linspire, it freezes up, I hear my CD drive stop after a moment and it just sticks there. If I say Diognostics, it says it cannot uncompress Linspine and halts the system. What am I missing that I need to run a live CD?

Old 11-09-2004, 04:47 AM   #2
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You probably have a badly burnt CD. Try opening the CD on another operating system, and verify that you can read the contents of the file.

Alternativly, this could be a DMA issue caused by a buggy CD drive; try typing in “nodma” when you choose Linspire.


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