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I recently bought a Xubuntu disk from On-Disk. I did a live boot to take a look at it but it was not to my liking. I played a game ...
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    Xubuntu 8.04.1 disk is now blank


    I recently bought a Xubuntu disk from On-Disk. I did a live boot to take a look at it but it was not to my liking. I played a game of chess and was checkmated in 6 or 7 moves.

    Last night I put the disk into my computer intending to play chess but the disk is now blank. Is that standard for On-Disk to ship a one use only disk?
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    I'd recommend checking it again in your file manager because it's unlikely that the data on the disk has been deleted.
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    Ozar, I will gladly mail the disk to you so that you can check out it's blankness for yourself.
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    Do you have another computer that you can or have tested it on? I agree that this is most odd... It would require the disc be burned as a session-at-once - appendable instead of disk-at-once (or session-closed) which is standard for an image burn. Further, there'd have to be a script added to the set that would execute something like cdrdao --erase or write a small blank image on top of the old one, and even then, it would only work if you booted from a CD burner. Seems like too much trouble for an outfit pumping out probably hundreds of disks a day of largely free content (the charge is a small service and media charge).

    More likely there was a hardware failure or the disc itself was defective and just waiting for the smallest scratch to fail.

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    It possibly might be something that my machine ( or I ) did playing chess. At any rate I intend to eventually return the disk to On-disk. I have an Ubuntu 8.04.1 disk that I was sent from Ubuntu that I hope to eventually upgrade to.
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