install trouble: bad d-i Packages file

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Sep 29 20:36:02 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 09:29:18PM +0100, Neil Woolford wrote:

> I've also had a similar problem with my Inspiron 7500, using a Warty CD
> carrying the image from a few weeks ago.  The CD is fine as it has
> installed OK on two other (non laptop) systems.  The system has SuSE 9.0
> running well on dual boot with Windows 98SE.  (Not the worst Windows, but
> certainly not the most stable, and now slipping out of being supported.)
> I assumed that it'd be fixed on the release CD's in a few weeks so didn't
> take it further.  But if there is a fix I'd like to get Ubuntu on sooner
> rather than later.

If the CD is fine, I don't see how it can be fixed any further on the
release CD image. :-)

Assuming that it's a CD-R or CD-RW, it is not uncommon for some CD-ROM
drives to have difficulty reading these discs, especially when they are
written at high speed.  Try writing the disc at 1x or 2x speed, and using
CD-R instead of CD-RW (if you are using -RW).

 - mdz

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