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[aprssig] Re: Ubuntu/Kubuntu

Danny Messano danny at messano.net
Fri Jun 1 01:41:25 UTC 2007

Maybe your ISO's are bad?

I've never had a problem burning Ubuntu discs to CD-R's, and I have burned
30 or so of them.  To be honest, I can't remember the last time I had a bad
CD burn.. Maybe with my PII 500MHZ box and early 4x HP CDRW drive 4 or 5
years ago.  

With working modern hardware, good downloads, recent burning software (XP
compatible at least), and good discs, you should almost never have any

I have seen people try to use old copies of EZ-CD Creator (2000 vintage),
hold onto old burners way too long, or have consistanly bad ISO downloads
due to misbehaving AV software or a ridiculously outdated browser.  If you
have a lot of crap running in the background, or 8 malware/AV apps, you're
going to have issues with disc access and RAM usage.

It goes without saying, but if you're doing it on XP, you need 256 MB to RUN
the OS, and probably double that to run it WELL.. that includes enough RAM
to handle CD burning tasks.  


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Mark Fellhauer
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:00 PM
To: russo at bogodyn.org; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: Ubuntu/Kubuntu

At 01:37 PM 5/31/2007, Tom Russo wrote:

> >  At 12:30 AM 5/25/2007, Mark Fellhauer wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >  After reading through the Ubuntu forums I found one person noting 
> > that  burning the ISO to a CD-R always results in a disc with errors.
>This must be an issue with your CD burner, because when I burned both 
>the Desktop and Alternate install CD to CD-R, the resulting CDs worked 
>flawlessly after running the "Check for Defects" function.

I tried a sampling of different DVD-writers - all with current firmware -
all in different computers - four in total (LG, Samsung, Pioneer, BTC).
I think that's a pretty good sample.  These are different chassis.  One is
USB, one in my HTPC, and two different laptops.  I also tried two different
brands of CD-R's.

All produced errors.  Even with the recomended Ubuntu ISO burner.  Error
counts went up when tested in a DVD ROM that the disc wasn't burned in.

> >  Here are some other observations:
> >
> >  Network Manager gives a glade file error if you connect and disconnect 
> from
> >  a wired connection sometimes.  The connection works but you cannot
> >  your current IP address.  A reboot fixes the error.
>Strange --- I do this all the time at home and have never seen that.  Is
>this a syslog message or an error dialog?

Error dialog.


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