First off, thank you for the reply. Secondly, I did use the same computer to try and read the cd and another computer, both with the same results. Third, I did try and view the file after the burn was complete and all I can see is a desktop file waiting to be written to the cd, which coincidentally can’t be written to it either. Fourth, I have a Toshiba Portege m700 with an Intel core duo 2.5ghz processor, 3gigs of ram, stock cd burner which I believe is a MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-852S ATA Device. I don’t know what other information anyone needs, but I am more than willing to provide it, providing that I can. I did not try isobuster, nor have I ever heard of it, but I will try it now. Also, when you say bad media what do you mean? I thought that maybe there was some fault with the iso so I re-downloaded it, which happens to be pclinuxos gnome 2008, only to get the same results.
Thanks very much for your help!