Unable to install, Drive doesn't want to read Live CD
Here's my little problem.
I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 from the Live CD on Acer L100 desktop today. I downloaded and burnt the CD about three weeks ago and installed on my laptop without problems. But on the desktop it wont install. This is what happens:
More than half the time it doesnt want to read the CD at all. It starts to load GRUB and boots my existing installation Ubuntu (Karmic). When it does manage to start to boot from the CD I get to the initial language selection and then chose to either run from the Live CD/install. Then it quits reading the CD and the drive winds down.
This lead me to think its the CD drive at fault. However it seems to function fine for other purposes. I also had no trouble installing Karmic on it before. I just tried putting the Karmic CD in and it wont read that either now.
Any sugestions how to sort this out?