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Hi everybody! I have an ugly problem. I have been trying to install mandriva 2007 the free edition and I can't. I have also tried scientific linux and the result ...
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    Unhappy installation problem-incompatibility with the HW???


    Hi everybody!

    I have an ugly problem. I have been trying to install mandriva 2007 the free edition and I can't. I have also tried scientific linux and the result is the same.
    The moment I introduce the CD it's ok. It asks me to choose the language and after that I get the message CD unit not found. It simply does not see my CD or DVD unit.
    I think it might be a hardware problem.
    I have the following computer configuration:
    CPU: Intel E6600 Dual Core
    Mother board: AB 9 PRO with JMicron 1.00
    Optical units both on IDE: CD-RW Plextor
    DVD-RW Plextor
    I have tried with other types of optical devices but the problem is the same.
    RAM: 1GB Kingston
    2 hard disks, one containing windows xp professional

    I have already selected as primary boot option Boot from CD in the bios.

    Please help me.
    Do I need a special driver?

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    Are you saying that you boot to the install CD, and it gets up to where it asks for your language preference, and then, it announces it can't see your CD drive?



    One thing to suspect (or just remove as a possible culprit) is a bad disk image. If you downloaded an image to burn to CD, did you check the image file's md5sum?

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    the images are just fine! Nothing wrong with them

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