Broken system! need help

John Dangler jdangler at
Sat Nov 24 00:44:40 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 19:33 -0500, Ashley Benton wrote:
> I was trying to copy ubuntu to a dvd to install it on a computer but
> it seems to have a problem. I close the copy application and rebooted
> the computer for another reason but I forgot the dvd inside.
> Apparently, it was partially burned and the computer used it to
> reboot. Now the computer write:" on-system or disk error, replace and
> strike any key when ready." The trouble is it doesn't accept any dvd
> and I can't log in using ssh? Does anybody know what I could try? 
> Thank you for your answer
> Meg
It sounds as though you could remove the dvd and reboot, then start the
burn process again (unless you're burning on a dvd-rw, in which case you
could erase the dvd and start again).

Or, are you saying that there was enough burned onto the disc that you
booted from it, fdisk+d the drive and the iso borked somewhere in the

> plain text document attachment (ATT364247.txt), "ATT364247.txt"
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