Broken system! need help

Ashley Benton meggalen at
Sat Nov 24 00:53:16 UTC 2007

I removed the broken or uncompleted DVD and used mine and another with the
7.10 desktop. None work on the computer. I am sure that the 6.10 and
7.10ubuntu dvd that I tried works because they work on other
computers. So I
have no idea how to reinstall. I tried ssh but there is no route to host,
certainly because the half-burned dvd deleted it. Right now I am stuck with
the message and no way to make the computer accept any DVD which are usually

On Nov 23, 2007 7:44 PM, John Dangler <jdangler at> wrote:

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