Ubuntu installation error

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Nov 1 14:17:53 UTC 2007

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:

>> I've downloaded the .iso file from your site and burned the CD as set out
>> on the site. When I check the CD for errors as set out on the site I get
>> the following:
>> Buffer I/O error device hdc Logical Block 329679
>> Buffer I/O error device hdc Logical Block 329680
> That looks like plain hardware error.
> So either your CD Drive is going south (replace it...), and/or the CD
> you have burned is not good enough (either the media itself is of poor
> quality/cheap, and/or you have written to it with too high a speed.)
> So I would:
> - burn a new CD, at a very low speed.
> - if that doesn't work, try that CD in a different drive/computer, to
> see if it works any better, so you can figure out whether your CD drive
> is at fault or not.

I had this happen three times in a row, with successively slower burns and
the errors always showing at about the same place, before I got smart and
burned to a DVD.  I think Ubuntu is pushing the limits of size for a CD,
and the cheaper ones can't handle that much.

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