No Commmon CD-ROM drive was detected

Jonathan Dlouhy dlouhy at
Tue Jul 1 04:17:13 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 22:41 -0500, Robert Warmack wrote:

> I'm a first-time Linux user, switching from Windows.  I decided that I
> wanted to try the Kubuntu version - I build a new computer, all of the
> parts are functioning and recognized by the BIOS.  However, upon
> booting the computer from the Installation Disc which I burned  I
> receive the "No common CD-ROM drive was detected" error.  I have done
> some searching and found that I am not alone in this problem.
> Unfortunately, I was unable to find a resolution for my predicament.
> (I have no floppy drive.)
> seems to be an
> entire thread concerning this problem, but it seems to peter out
> without giving a definitive answer.
> - I have tried re burning the CD.
> - I was unable to try installing in "expert mode" because I could not
> find an adequate description of how to do so. (I'm brand new!)
> - I have verified that my md5sum matches.
> - My original SATA Mode was set to "Enhanced", so I tried it in
> "Compatible" mode.
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!  Also, if this is something
> which I cannot fix - does anyone have any suggestions as to another
> good Linux distribution for a newbie who wants to get some experience
> with the OS?  Thanks a bunch for you time and help!
>                        Robert

Robert, which release are you using? Make sure you have the current

Jonathan Dlouhy 
<dlouhy at>
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