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Can you tell whether I got a harddrive or software issue? A new system removed harddrives can boot and write a CD. Now I try to make old hardware work likewise, try boot with 32-bit 10.04 and following messages appears:

initramfs can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs

Also having tried quite a few other systems and distros (BSD, Haiku, Mandriva) to boot the connected components (which seem physically OK) none can boot my old hardware. Any ideas? Thanks

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It may be due to a bad CDROM drive. I found similar kind of issue here.

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