Help please

Stephen Kuhn yank.down.under at
Sun Jul 24 00:56:57 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-07-23 at 20:12 +1200, Dragonplace wrote:
> Hi Colin and List, I had thought my reply had gone to the list as well
> Colin, sorry, hope this time works.
> Your comment Colin.
> "You should plug in the CD and then switch the computer on,  it should
> then boot off the CD.  Is it doing that or is it booting into Windows?
>  If it does not boot off the CD then you need to go into the BIOS
> settings on the PC and set it to boot off the CD."
> The CDs would not boot.
> It is a new and good(meaning nothing wrong with Drive) Hard Drive without any system on it.
> CDS flatly refused to boot.
> The Mandrake booted ok but has missing files so can not install. (it is a very old system)
> Have been given another boot up install CD of Ubuntu 11.4 to try and see if it works.
> Robyn

Buy a CD/DVD cleaner (it's a disk with a little brush on it that you put
cleaning fluid on - and you stick it in your CD/DVD drive and it cleans
the lens); this should resolve the issue as it appears as though it's
not the issue with any of the distros, it's actually a physical issue
with the CD/DVD drive you're using on the machine. Cheers.

reg'd linux user #267497
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