I have a R100 Toshiba external CD-Rom using pci card and usb floppy. I have tried to install XP to see if it works any different and to do that I have to use recovery disks for the Toshiba to make a X: drive and then use winnt to put files on hard drive and install from there other wise if it tries from the cd I get a blue screen. So is there anyway to do something similar to ubuntu? I have tried older versions and slow burns of the image.

  • Are you sure your post is related to Ubuntu in anyway? Actually what you trying for?
    – beeju
    May 7, 2012 at 0:48
  • he's asking why this happens when he tries to install ubuntu. it happens for me with a number of distributions prior to 11.04.
    – Jake
    May 9, 2012 at 8:12
  • I have a hard time to understand @John is trying to do. Who is voting this stuff up?. The message in the title indicates errors in the Grub boot options or a faulty hdd.
    – MadMike
    Oct 11, 2013 at 4:52

1 Answer 1


Try this:

1.Pull out the ATA which links to CD-ROM and hard-drive,then exchange the head of the ATA(in my situation: the longer one) on your CD-ROM with the head of the ATA on the hard-drive.

2.Restart the computer

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