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Thread: "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" Sony Vaio PCG-N505SN

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    "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" Sony Vaio PCG-N505SN

    Hi there

    I want to install xubuntu on my old Sony VAIO PCG-N505SN; I have tried both the Live Desktop and main install, but it always gets to a point where it says "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

    I *believe* this may be because there are issues with the PCMCIA CD-ROM drive... The laptop boots from that drive OK.

    When I add boot options, do they have to appear after the "--" ?
    I have tried boot options:
    nopcmcia
    hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false
    debian-installer/probe/pcmcia=false

    I have tried putting them after the --, and before it... I have never used Linux before, so it anyone had any suggestions that would be great.

    It may have nothing to do with the PCMCIA CD-ROM external drive, but there are lots of posts on the internet suggesting this may be the case.


    thanks for your help
    Kris

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    Re: "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" Sony Vaio PCG-N505SN

    I found an old reference to a similar vaio; check it out.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-386152.html

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