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Is there a reason why my 2ndary drive can't install ubuntu.

tried the bios boot to dvd-rom and 2nd is hdd. burned ubuntu iso on to the dvd already but somehow it can't seem to boot it.

am i doing something wrong? i tried installing it on the 2ndary hdd but that doesn't seem to work either. should i boot in CMD and then run a command to boot the iso?
 
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Are you sure you burned the ISO correctly to the disc? I ask this because, I myself did not burn an Ubuntu ISO correctly to a disk once and I had the same error as you have.
 
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I think alot of burning software have a validity check, so it can see if the burn went well. ive burned probably over 100 dvds over a while, and this did find a couple that didnt burn properly. Other than that, can you boot from a windows disc or other live cd?
 
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yes i had to verify the contents when burning.

how do you boot from a windows live cd? i've had a live cd that is slax but that OS is just horrible and runs slow.
 
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well a windows install disc or another live cd you have available. All live CDs (with guis) are slow typically. You can build a bart pe disk if you want a windows live cd
 
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well a windows install disc or another live cd you have available. All live CDs (with guis) are slow typically. You can build a bart pe disk if you want a windows live cd
now how do i go on doing this? yes live cd's are super slowwwww
 
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Well i would just try burning a new ubuntu disc with some verification after you burn. I cant really guide you on setup for a bart pe disk. I've never done it, kinda just looked at it and thought "id rather just play wow" as for when it comes to boot disks, linux ones will do more.
 
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Whoa. I think we're headed in the wrong direction.

From what I understand, you have an Ubuntu CD in the drive. When your computer boots it does not boot the Ubuntu CD but rather the primary HDD. (Windows, I assume)

When you say seconday drive, do you mean secondary DVD drive or Hard drive?

My advice is to try another CD that you know works. For example, without changing any settings, put the Windows install disk in the drive and see if that boots up. If it boots, than there's an issue with your Ubuntu disk. If it does not boot, there's an issue with what device is being booted.
 

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http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

and just have it make a usb flash drive bootable for you, has many distros to choose from. Plus the live one run a lot better than off the cd.
 
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Whoa. I think we're headed in the wrong direction.

From what I understand, you have an Ubuntu CD in the drive. When your computer boots it does not boot the Ubuntu CD but rather the primary HDD. (Windows, I assume)

When you say seconday drive, do you mean secondary DVD drive or Hard drive?

My advice is to try another CD that you know works. For example, without changing any settings, put the Windows install disk in the drive and see if that boots up. If it boots, than there's an issue with your Ubuntu disk. If it does not boot, there's an issue with what device is being booted.
1) no its just that when i do the boot priority it boots cd first then hdd. doesn't work
2) tried installing from my primary OS to a 2ndary hdd. restart and boot 2ndary hdd containing ubuntu. (failed)

i'll try that next. i've gotten so many versions but none seem to work :cry:



http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

and just have it make a usb flash drive bootable for you, has many distros to choose from. Plus the live one run a lot better than off the cd.
i don't have a usb flash drive i lost mine but i think i can get a hold of one. yes there are many distro's i have like 30 gb's of ubuntu versions and i have yet to test them all. LIVE cd's are hard to find :/ if you can link me via PM be great :rockout:
 
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i keep getting sector offsets the i/o shield error and i followed knoppix :/
 
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alright i'll try switching dvd drives and see if that works. maybe i should write it slower?
 
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alright i'll try switching dvd drives and see if that works. maybe i should write it slower?
Only if your burner is really old. new burners dont run into errors often at max speed.
 
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i really don't know about that. i don't think dvd burners really all have problems burning unless my laser is off or something
 
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Well older ones burning at faster speeds could manipulate the data in unexpected ways. It wasnt recommended for burning PS2 game backups and such. But come the time 16x had been around for a while that fact slowly became less and less true.
 
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should i run out and get a sata burner instead of an old burner that uses IDE?
 
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Might not hurt, should cost you around $20. But on that thought, do you have a burner and hard drive on the same IDE cable? I've experience problems trying that in the past.
 
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alright i'll try switching dvd drives and see if that works.
Also were you able to try this
 
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nope



not yet. i have yet to try this but haven't had time
One other thought, maybe the motherboard is having issues allowing a cd to boot. I imagine the dvd writer of yours can read discs just fine?
 
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yes it can read cd's fine and create data dvd's fine.
 

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Just have to ask, your not burning it as a data disc are you? What program are you using to burn the iso? Or spend like 10bucks on the usb flash drive and stop wasting discs lol
 
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poweriso. i have a flash drive but how do i get it on the flash drive?