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macbox
December 5th, 2008, 11:31 PM
i have a macbook c2d with a bad hard drive - mechanical failure
i want to use the live cd to install a copy to a usb until i get a new hd
i burned u 8.10-64 and tried to boot from the cd but it after i get past the boot settings and splash screen keeps trying to initialize my hard drive (which of course doesn't work)

is there some boot setting i need to use to get u-live load into ram
i have 2gb of ram which should be enough

jenkinbr
December 5th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Are you sure that you are on 64-bit architecture with a c2d? Also, have you tried removing the HDD entirely?

macbox
December 5th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Are you sure that you are on 64-bit architecture with a c2d?

yes, it's an intel-64. before my hard drive went i was dual booting with arch64


Also, have you tried removing the HDD entirely?

no, should I? I guess I'm going to have to eventually.

i'll post again after i try

macbox
December 6th, 2008, 04:12 PM
took out the hard drive last night but that didn't change a thing
but i realized something, it's the cd i burned.
the error i get is this
buffer i/o error on device sr0
i've never had trouble burning cd's before, but i don't use my wife's laptop much either

the checksums were fine after i downloaded the file
should i reburn the disc?

skelbley08
December 6th, 2008, 04:16 PM
I've had the same problem with both Ubuntu and Kubuntu cds, both the 32- and 64-bit versions. Has anyone come up with a definitive answer to this?

skelbley08
December 7th, 2008, 08:20 AM
(bump)