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Re: CD/DVD diagnostic tools needed

Optical medias are not reliable. Yet still work if you don't mind elbow grease. You have a faulty DVD/CD disk. Try multiple disks and make sure they are clean. If your system supports booting from USB, then install from a flash drive.

Chris Bannister <cbannister@slingshot.co.nz> wrote:

>On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 04:24:05PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Sun, 01 Jul 2012 09:30:21 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
>> > I'm having various random problems installing from Live CD's. The
>> > problems are weird, inconsistent, and intermittent. The first thing is
>> > to determine whether or not I have faulty hardware, be it the target box
>> > or the box that burns the CD.
>> Optical media is more and more becoming a complete headache. Have you 
>> considered installing from USB stick instead?
>> Anyway, for inconsistent errors (now works, now doesn't), sometimes is 
>> better to replace the DVD drive for a new one (specially when is "old" 
>> for today standards which means 4/5 years), and given their current 
>> prices (~25€) that's something affordable.
>Ouch!!, at least try different media first, some media are problematic
>with some DVD/CD drives (according to some stuff I've read)
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