Installing from USB CD-drive

Josef Wolf jw at
Sat Jan 2 11:15:52 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 10:36:13AM +0530, Swapnil Jain wrote:
> > When installing the alternate cd from an USB-CDROM (e.g. on a netbook),
> > I get the error that no CDROM could be found. Then I am thrown into the
> > d-i main menu. On retry, the cdrom is found, and the installation proceeds
> > seamlessly.
> > 
> > While it's not a big deal, it is boring when the install should go without
> > any interactions (preseeded)
> > 
> > Any idea what causes detection of the usb CD to fail and how to fix that?
> what version of ubuntu you are trying to install.

This is with 9.10 alternate install CD. But the very same problem existed
at least since 8.04.

Sorry for the missing information.

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