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I am trying to boot a 12.04, 32 bit french version of the live cd, however it drops me to an initramfs prompt.

If I look at the dmesg output, I have some cdrom I/O error (sr0 device).

If I check the md5sums, they are all good, except for a file : ./isolinux/16x16.fnt

Should I retry burning a CD ?

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If I look at the dmesg output, I have some cdrom I/O error (sr0 device).
If I check the md5sums, they are all good, except for a file : ./isolinux/16x16.fnt

This is most probably a burning/medium problem, and somewhat likely a hardware/drive problem. The 16x16.fnt file being incorrect can be a problem (it's one of the boot menu graphical fonts).

I would re-burn, verify, and then try again; if you still get /dev/sr0 errors, it may be time to try a different drive (or go Live-USB).

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I burned a second CD that shows the same problem. –  shodanex Jul 27 '12 at 8:59
    
I think the problem may then be your drive. Can you try a Live-USB? –  izx Jul 27 '12 at 12:26
    
live USB worked fine (but I used the english version, not the fr localised one, it should not make a difference though) –  shodanex Jul 27 '12 at 14:32
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