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    Default Problems booting live CD

    Hi

    I'm having problems booting the liveDVD, even after verifying the md5 hash of bt4-final.
    I choose the first loader option and after a while I see lots of errors - an extract follows:

    Buffer I/O error on device hdc ...
    hdc: media error ...
    SQUASHFS error: squashfs_read_data failed to read block ...
    etc.
    See attached screen photos - sorry for the reflections.

    I'm a relative newbie with Linux but an old (school) hand at Unix, however I'm not familiar with these errors. A search didn't show anything definite.

    Could it be an issue with my laptop's DVDROM?
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    Default Re: Problems booting live CD

    Well I have same kind of problem, when using bt4 DVD, try with unebootin, it might help.

    It seems that your dvd drive may been breaking down. or there might be some problems with that dvd that you use.

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    Default Re: Problems booting live CD

    Tried unetbootin but my laptop won't boot off USB.
    Then I burned another DVD - similar errors.
    Then I cleaned the DVDROM drive's laser, reseated it in the laptop and tried again - this time it boots fine!

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    Default Re: Problems booting live CD

    i had this problem but mine was from a faulty disc - i had to burn BT4 to 3 dvd to get a good copy at 3x speed

    are you trying to install? or run as live cd

    incase you dont know start the KDE with "startx"

    theres a short simple guide on installing just search for it
    hope this helps

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    Default Re: Problems booting live CD

    Quote Originally Posted by mr-brunes View Post
    Tried unetbootin but my laptop won't boot off USB.
    Then I burned another DVD - similar errors.
    Then I cleaned the DVDROM drive's laser, reseated it in the laptop and tried again - this time it boots fine!
    congratulations on fixing your problem

    another thing to note as well, is that the quality of your burn depends highly on the quality of your medium. if you're using cheap discs, expect cheap results
    thou shalt treat all computers as thou wouldst treat thyself, for thou art the creator of thine own problems.

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