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When I run knoppix liveCD 6.4.3, even when no programs are running and cpu is 98% idle, the CD Rom continues spinning constantly, even though it apparently isn't accessing any ...
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    CD in LiveCD drive constantly spinning


    When I run knoppix liveCD 6.4.3, even when no programs are running and cpu is 98% idle, the CD Rom continues spinning constantly, even though it apparently isn't accessing any files. At this rate, the motor will burn out prematurely.

    I don't think this is normal. How can I troubleshoot this and keep it from running?

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    98% CPU usage is not normal. Post your machine's specs here. Which processor and Graphics Card do you have? How much RAM do you have?
    Execute this in Terminal of Knoppix :
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    free
    Post output here.
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    The cpu is only at 1-2% usage, as I stated it is 98% idle, not usage.

    Code:
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ free
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:       1031100     794668     236432          0       4784     515028
    -/+ buffers/cache:     274856     756244
    Swap:            0          0          0

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    I would suggest burning the ISO to the CD at a different speed. If you are using CD-R, the speed is slower. CD-RW is what you want at around 12-16X - I believe

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    I stated that backward actually CD-R is 1-48X, CD-RW has fewer speed settings.

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