Can't Mount CD-ROM

  • TUDMotU
Posted: Sun, 03/30/2008 - 13:54
I boot the system up and start the installation, and after the initial boot the installation tries to mount my drive, and output the below message: Your installation CD-ROM couldn't be mounted. This probably means the the CD-ROM was not in the drive. If so, you can insert it and try again. What might be the problem? Thanks.


  • GarethW
  • 03/29/09
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 10:45
Hi Quentin, Thanks for your reply, I don't have a lot of spare time for learning linux these days (heck even finding the time to practise guitar can be a challenge ;) so - at least for now - I have installed Ubuntu studio. Mind you, I have partitioned my drive so that I can add 64 studio as another distro at a later date as part of a multi-boot system, so I might be back here one day! There's no point me doing that right now as I have my hands full learning linux and reaper etc, and i might as well do that with ubuntu, then later on I may feel like giving 64studio a go. I appreciate the offer of help, and I know I was trying to install a beta version so should expect some problems, i also think it worth you knowing that I burnt the ubuntu dvd with the same software I used to burn 64studio and the installer mounted the cd-rom fine, install went very smoothly, so i really think there is a bug/unsupported device/chipset thing happening with the 64studio installer. If there is a way I can provide more info (e.g. some kind of install logs?) let me know as that might be useful as part of a bug report. all the best, Gareth


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 03/29/2009 - 19:31
I have seen this error before, but it was with a disk that was not burnt correctly, or with a md5sum mismatch... Something to try first. Download the Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) Server CD, and do a minimal install. If that works, we can guide you through upgrading that to 64studio. If it doesn't, try passing ide=nodma to the installer. That seemed to work for some other users.

3.0beta 3 install fail: Can't Mount CD-ROM

  • GarethW
  • 03/29/09
  • Sun, 03/29/2009 - 18:14
Hi everyone, I want to get into home recording and I thought 64Studio would be the way to go I burned a DVD of the 64studio_3.0-beta3_amd64.iso, moved/backed up a lot of existing data so i had a free HDD to install to, and away I went... The installer boots off the DVD, but once I have entered language and keyboard options, I can not proceed because it says, "Your installation CD-ROM couldn't be mounted. This probably means the the CD-ROM was not in the drive. If so, you can insert it and try again" of course, the DVD was still in the drive, but I guess the installer was not recognising the device. So I found out how to make a bootable USB stick. Same problem. Same message (huh? I am not using a CDROM this time), same result - no progress. I even tried unetbootin, but that just froze without even getting as far as the installer so scratch that plan! So next I borrowed an old CDROM drive and burned a v2 image to CDR, that worked ok However, I would prefer - unless someone can point out why i need not be concerned - to start with a 3.0 distro (albeit beta) because I am a unclear on if/how you can upgrade 2.x to 3.0 and I also am reluctant to have to become an expert in Linux I am a newbie, and although i reckon I can follow simple instructions, but my googling has left me bewildered. The iso images were fine (checked the md5s) and the fact i could make a v2 cd and a usb and a dvd means i know how to follow basic instructions to make bootable media :) Given a v2 CDROM install worked, I figure the motherboard is supported ok, so it's the v3 installer needing to mount a CD-ROM that is the problem...i am not sure if it is failing to mount the usb stick in a similar way (maybe it is referrring to it as a cd-rom??) but I figure for the installation to proceed further it needs the rest of the files in the iso, and it cant see them? Hardware: Amd 64, Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo, Optiarc (Sony) DVD RW AD-7200A connected as IDE Options as I see them presently: - Keep the 2.1 install and hope someone explains how I upgrade to v3? Or just stick with 2.1 :) - Beg borrow or steal a different DVDROM and see what happens - Go for Ubuntu Studio if I can get studio 3.0 installed and then get on with learning ardour etc then that would be great, so please help out if you can! Thanks.