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[xubuntu] "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" Sony Vaio PCG-N505SN

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi there I want to install xubuntu on my old Sony VAIO PCG-N505SN; I have tried both the Live Desktop and main install, but it always gets to a point where it says "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" I *believe* this may be because there are issues with the PCMCIA CD-ROM drive... The laptop boots from that drive OK. When I add boot options, do they have to appear after the "--" ? I have tried boot options: nopcmcia hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false debian-installer/probe/pcmcia=false I have tried putting them after the --, and before it... I have never used Linux before, so it anyone had any suggestions that would be great. It may have nothing to do with the PCMCIA CD-ROM external drive, but there are lots of posts on the internet suggesting this may be the case. thanks for your help Kris (Hardware)