Need help getting install to work

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Thu Sep 27 18:14:32 UTC 2007

On to, 2007-09-27 at 17:55 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:

> Why do you think there is both an option to check the download *and*
> to check the CD?
> That means it's a bad burn. It happens. That's /why/ there's a CD check option!
> Burn it again. If you keep getting bad burns, try a lower speed, or
> try branded media. If that doesn't work, you might need a new CD
> burner. In my experience they tend to wear out dramatically sooner
> than plain old CD-ROMs.

Once I had a CD-RW player, which stopped reading disks well. I tried to
change BIOS settings, tried a different data cable and another
connector, and whatnot. Finally it came to my mind to blow some air
strongly to the lens of the laser (being carefull not to spit on it).
That made the problem go away :-o Might be worth trying before throwing
away the player. Carefull wiping with a soft cleaning cloth, perhaps
with some isopropyl alcohol on it, would be a more effective way of
doing this.


Ari Torhamo

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