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#1 2018-09-11 00:34:02

danypendeira
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Can't detect CD-ROM

Can't mount CD in the installer.

I'm using a USB bootable and selecting graphical installer. No matter what I do, change the USB drive, re-download the ISO it always displays the error "can't mount CD-ROM", or can't "can't detect CD-ROM". However, the live session works fine.

My PC is an i5 2400 at 3.10 GHZ with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive.

Weird, isn't it?

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#2 2018-09-13 06:32:05

ohnonot
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

how did you create the bootable CD?
I believe the bunsenlabs site has instructions for that.

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#3 2018-09-13 16:34:37

danypendeira
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

I did it with using Rufus, in Windows 10.
Was that bad?

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#4 2018-09-13 21:48:33

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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

danypendeira wrote:

I did it with using Rufus, in Windows 10.
Was that bad?

On the Bunsenlabs download page are links to instructions...

How to write an ISO image

Rufus should be OK, AFAIK


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#5 2018-09-13 22:10:38

danypendeira
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

None of these programs offer an option to burn to a USB.
I don't have a CD-ROM or DVD drive.

#6 2018-11-15 03:26:44

Xorgbunsenlabsbrokesucks
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

And... 2 hours into my download... i forgot i had this issue too. so many problems on linux can't keep track of which routes are broken. sad

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#7 2018-11-15 07:21:19

ohnonot
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

^ interesting username.
that will really inspire people to help you.

everytime you say that something is "broken" on linux, you basically say that you know better than a bunch of devoted developers.
always better to state the facts, e.g. "this didn't work for me", instead of making broad statements.
it's also more optimistic; it includes the chance of fixing: something that didn't work, might be made to work next time - nota bene: by your effort, not by demanding a fix.

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#8 2018-11-23 01:36:11

rbh
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

danypendeira wrote:

None of these programs offer an option to burn to a USB.

There is a link to https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager
That program for Windows is "designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file."
Try it!


// Regards rbh

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#9 2019-11-30 17:37:51

paracas
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

FYI in case anyone else sees this same issue (unable to detect CD-ROM):
  like dany above I had also used Rufus to write the .iso to USB, and chosen the default/recommended Rufus option of 'ISO' write method/format.  So I went back and re-created the USB using the other Rufus option ('DD' ), and now Helium install detects CD-ROM OK . yay! :-)

I'm unclear on the difference between the 2 options, but I suspect this thread probably doesn't belong in the bug report section..
cheers
Rob

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#10 2019-12-11 17:57:06

a_hardwick
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Re: Can't detect CD-ROM

I ran into this problem yesterday installing Lithium. Googled it. Drop to shell after the CD is undetected and:
$ mount -i vfat /dev/sdb1 /cdrom
$ exit

And start from "Detect CD...

Worked for me.

Maybe appending this line to the appropriate install script might fix the issue...

Last edited by a_hardwick (2019-12-11 17:59:30)

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