alternate cd installation endless loop

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Jan 6 14:00:47 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 09:30:47PM +0430, Peter devil wrote:
> While trying to install alternate cd i386 the following problem appears:
> "Please insert the disc labeled: 'Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ -Release
> Candidate amd64 (20081022)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter."

This happens when the kernel fails to detect your CD drive.

Try the desktop CD. If the desktop CD also fails to work (if it fails,
it'll fail in a rather different way, but nevertheless early on), then
the problem is that your CD drive is simply unsupported. If it works,
then the problem is that the kernel isn't delivering the right modules
to the alternate installer.

In either case, file a bug on, explain the
problem and the result of the test above, and quote the output of 'lspci
-vvnn' from the console on Alt-F2 on the alternate CD.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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