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post #1 of 13
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I'm trying to install linux (I have done it in this machine before). It gets to right after "detecting CD-ROM drives", then after about 5 minutes of a blue screen, it tells me that the CD could not be mounted.


I figured it was a bad CD so I redownloaded the ISO and burned another copy. I still get the same thing.

Why do you think it wont mount?
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post #2 of 13
Maybe theres traces of the linux still on that machine. Clear you registry and everything exact.
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post #3 of 13
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I had it a long time ago. All I have now is Windows XP and a 30gb blank partition. Anyway, it says it can't mount the CD before it even looks for the hard drives.
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post #4 of 13
That is pretty weird. Where'd you download the ISO? What distribution?
post #5 of 13
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Ubuntu. The same CD works on another computer (both of the CDs I burned actually). I got it directly from ubuntu.com
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post #6 of 13
hmmm...get a live CD and try using that. If it doesnt work then manually mount it using the sudo command. If it mounts in the live CD, press CTRL+F2 during the setup and type the exact same thing you typed when it mounted on the live CD.

I cant remember the exact command, sorry.
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post #7 of 13
yeah try the live cd , that way youll find your problem
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post #8 of 13
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The LiveCD doesn't work either (same problem)
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post #9 of 13
Do any other distros work?

Also, what CD drive is this?
post #10 of 13
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I got it working. It was a setting in my bios (it maps SATA drives as the first two IDE channels (primary master, primary slave, secondary master, secondary slave) and my real IDE channels as 3ed and 4th IDE channels.

I guess linux wasn't reading the 3ed and 4th channels that my CD drives were on. I got it working now.
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