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Re: Gold v. Green Debian CDs

On Mon, 6 Jan 1997, Dale Scheetz wrote:

> > Does anyone know which CDs containing Debian distributions are "gold"
> > versus "green" (CD-Rs). My CD-ROM drive does not like CD-Rs very well, and
> > I want to make sure I get something I can read reliably.
> > 
> Well, the blanks I have in stock at the moment are gold, but I have used
> the green before, with no apparent difficulties or differences.

I have two green CD-Rs which are completely unreadable by my cd-rom.

> Does your drive do better with the gold than the green, or is it just
> difficult with all CD-Rs?

I've never used a gold CD-R so I don't know.

> I have, what I consider to be a fairly expensive Philips CD-R and have had
> no problems that traced back to the drive as the culprit. I have had my
> fair share of corrupted files and the odd CD damaged in shipping, but
> nothing drive specific.
> What kind of CD-ROM drive do you have, and how is it interfaced?

It's a Toshiba 8X IDE CD-ROM. It works perfectly with all my CDs except
the two "green" CD-Rs I have. Those two CD-Rs worked perfectly with my old

Any suggestions comments?

Thanks, Chris.

Chris R. Martin              email: chrism@asic.sc.ti.com
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