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    Unhappy [SOLVED] Can not get xubuntu or kubuntu iso dls to work

    I have downloaded and written cds 8 times this weekend 9.04 and 8.04 version so xubuntu and kubuntu.
    None of the cds will get beyond "Try without changing..." screen.
    I get Error Reading CD, Try again message.
    I have tried booting these cds on an old laptop also, which actually is the target reason for getting xubuntu.

    I am using:
    - winMd5sum
    - InfraRecorder
    - Compaq Presario SR171NX tower with LightScribre DVD+/-RW drive

    I created ubuntu 9.04 cd last weekend on same PC with no difficulty.
    I also created another ubuntu 9.0 last week on another laptop with no problems.

    I have tried both mirror site downloads and torrents.
    All of the iso files have correct hash checksums.
    All cds are readable with windows explorer.

    What should I do next?

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    Just Joined! CaptSkip's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Ft Lauderdale USA
    I have had this problem for 3 weeks. My advice (from a noob) is:

    1) Download from a diff mirror site and the closest to your cpu.
    2) Get the md5 check from THAT site.
    3) Burn with ImgBurn at the slowest poss speed - 1x or 2x
    4)Verify the burn within ImgBurn.

    (Small tip here, is first I formatted with dos, win2k in fat 16 and 32 and cfdisk.
    Most people will laugh here - bbut I think I had someone Living in that hard drive, ha

    Here is a quote from previous post:

    "Your first stop should be to use a program such as ImgBurn to verify the ISO has been burned to the CD correctly, and if it has, verify that the ISO you've downloaded provides the same MD5 hash as the one provided by Ubuntu (it'll be on their site somewhere, or in the mirror directory with the extension .md5 or similar).

    If both these checks pass then you've likely got a faulty optical drive."

    me: I had a faulty cd burner which was a complex problem, for the work around - search the posts with my name.

    Please Note that I tried many iso burn programs, Nero, InfraRecorder, Active iso and more.... I wasted 16 cd's now are coasters.... use ImgBurn...

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums, Mike!

    Also, check the following link to make sure you are downloading and burning the ISO files to disk properly:

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