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Ok so i have both Iso`s which I burnt to cds
mint 10 > boot error and nothing else
ubuntu 10.10 > syslinux ebios 1994-2009 something and nothing else
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is this your signature rig? a netbook?

the ubuntu error i want to say bad burn/iso, without more information i can't say for mint.
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Both sig rig and laptop
Also re did it on a flashdrive to be sure
Though both install fine in vms
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What .isos are you using for each and what are you using to burn them? For burning .isos to discs on Windows, I have never had any trouble using ImgBurn.
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sounds like a bad iso/cd
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Quote:
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What .isos are you using for each and what are you using to burn them? For burning .isos to discs on Windows, I have never had any trouble using ImgBurn.
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sounds like a bad iso/cd
Mint : linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-i386.iso

Ubuntu : ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso

Both 32bit
1.Used windows One

2.extracted to folder with 7 zip and burnt to disc

did both
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Sounds like a bad burner, or bad media, or the burner doesn't like the media.
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this error "message" you are getting is common to either A.) a bad burn/media or B.) a Bad iso image.

have you checked the md5sum for the iso image to verify it is the same? how did you download it? thru ubuntu/mint's torrent or via http/mirror?

i've had virtual machine and virtual box, many times let me boot and install distro from a bad iso, but when i go to install it, i get all sorts of weird errors.
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this error "message" you are getting is common to either A.) a bad burn/media or B.) a Bad iso image.

have you checked the md5sum for the iso image to verify it is the same? how did you download it? thru ubuntu/mint's torrent or via http/mirror?

i've had virtual machine and virtual box, many times let me boot and install distro from a bad iso, but when i go to install it, i get all sorts of weird errors.
Got it from a magazine
Dont know about md5sum since the iso on the dvd might also be bad :
Hmm what If i give vmware phsycal access to one of my Hdds and install mint/ubuntu onto that? then boot from it and clone
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Got it from a magazine
Dont know about md5sum since the iso on the dvd might also be bad :
Hmm what If i give vmware phsycal access to one of my Hdds and install mint/ubuntu onto that? then boot from it and clone
everytime i've seen an error like that myself, and on other forum's for linux, it is usually cause the cd/dvd you used to burn, is bad (like there is physical problems), the program you used to burn, did a bad "burn", or the iso you have is corrupted in some fashion, like if you downloaded it and it didn't fully complete but the browser said it did (http is horrible about this, where it closes the connection on the last bits of data, as a web programmer i have a whole class i use in my programs to force a complete download to the http headers to ensure they get a full download.) or it simply got corrupted on your HDD by a virus, a bad sector, a funky r/w error...

since you pulled it off a dvd that came with a magazine, i imagine it just got boinked when they burned it to that dvd, or there is damage to the media from being glued to the inside of a piece of paper that is shipped around and mishandled alot...

if at all possible, if the expanding of the virtual drive onto a real harddrive fails, go to ubuntu's or mints site, and download from there (i would suggest their torrent download, as torrent does a better job making sure you get the whole thing and it is faster, and don't worry this type of torrent is legal )

edit: if it isn't a custom .iso (as some magazines will produce custom .iso images for certian distros, especially ubuntu and mint, since it is fairly easy to create a bootable iso of theirs.) you can use various freeware programs in windows to find and compare md5checksums, if it is the standard edition of ubuntu/mint, you can go to their sites to find out what the md5 is suppose to be of the iso and then compare it with the md5 of iso you have...if they don't match, then the iso is either bad or not standard to what ubuntu/mint offers...if they do match, i'd imagine it is the method at which you burned it to cd or the program you used to create a live usb.
Edited by Transhour - 3/9/11 at 11:01am
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