Since several days i am trying to create one particular Linux live-CD, namely PC Linux OS, version 2008 Gnome. I downloaded the respective ISO file, pclos-gnome2008.iso, alltogether FOUR times, each one from a different source… and none of them will create a usable CD!
The last one i downloaded i did a MD5 sum check and it turned out correct, so the download is fine.
I burned this particular one first on my machine, Vista 32bit, using ImgBurn latest version - as the 3 downloads before, it claims to complete successfully, verifies ok but the disk appears empty or corrupted to Windows and undetectable by Linux (Ubuntu Gutsy).
On another forum where this Linux distro was pointed out to me i was advised to “finalize the CD” after burning, i didn’t see such an option in ImgBurn. So i burned one more, using my boyfriend’s laptop (Windows XP, Nero 8). It too burned ok and finalized, yet - CD empty or corrupted, same as mine.
So finally i tried yet one more, using another software (again on my Vista machine) Active@ ISO Burner, which DOES have the “Finalize Disk” option, burned ok, finalized ok - and of course, the CD appears empty or corrupted.
The funny thing is, each one of these failed CD’s does actually BOOT a computer into a live session of PC Linux OS Gnome, fully functional - but INSTALLING does not work on them. It starts but stops at around 40%. Every single one of them.
And don’t blame the media (Princo) as between the failed PC Linux OS ones i burned a whole bunch of other Linux distro live-CD’s and they all work - it’s only PC Linux OS that doesn’t. Yet others have burned them successfully and installed it successfully… so for some reason it fails only for me.
Any idea what could be the reason…?
With kind regards…