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Postby chrissie » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:11 am

I want to install ubuntu netbook but neither my laptop(Toshiba) running Mint or my desktop running Ubuntu will boot up from the disc.
It says It cannot read the medium.
Laptop, I press F12 to get the boot menu and the desktop is fixed to look for a boot medium.
I have USB powered CD and have tried plugging that in to the laptop but same result,It cant read it.

they both show the menu and contents when I have booted and inserted the disc.
Is there anyway I can install from that???

I have asked for a replacement disc, But dont know if that will fix it.
they can both be bolixed.

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Postby dandnsmith » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:30 am

I've seen this happen when the device cannot read the CD quickly enough - so the presence of the CD is noted, but the next stage 'times out'.
Only things I can suggest are:
a) copy of the CD made on the device you're trying to boot from
b) copy of the CD made on any other writer, just to get the effect of changing it
c) change the CD device
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Postby nelz » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:12 am

Try Smart Boot Manager, in the Essentials directory of the disc. It helps with discs/drives that are slow to initialise.
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Postby chrissie » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:07 am

Thanks for that, will burn a copy.
good thinking boris.

I tried it again in my laptop and it went further into the" choose " menu then said
error reading boot CD
1/0 error.
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Postby chrissie » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:56 am

no luck...it went all the way through the burning process and then said

"an error acord.'
I really think I had it. so simple ,if it had worked.

will try the universal boot disc.
Thanks anyway.
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Postby chrissie » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:17 am

:D
Solved...
Thank you so much.
It took 2 goes but I copied the eco to a CD and It worked!!!!

Why dont they print this solution in The mag? I,m sure I cant be the only one on the world that cant use the eco discs.

I now have Ubuntu remix on my laptop. This is the first thing I have done on it. thanking you.
regards Chrissie from west Oz. xxxx
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