First post, by keenmaster486
This is such an annoying issue.
I have been trying for the past couple hours to burn a Debian disk for my Thinkpad 600E. This machine I have upgraded with an Ultrabay CD/DVD drive from about 2001.
Previously the only luck I have had burning CDs for older systems has been with my MacBook's SuperDrive, burning at the minimum speed of 10x, and using Verbatim 52x disks. This has worked for nearly everything, but did NOT work for any of the Linux or BSD distros I tried to burn with it. The Thinkpad inevitably runs into read errors and the boot process halts.
Now I have a Thinkpad T420, and I'm trying to use it to do the same thing. I have four different types of disks: Verbatim, Memorex, and TDK 52x CD-R's, and some Verbatim DVD-R's. None of the Debian images I have tried have worked (all burning at the minimum speed of 8x), and I also tried burning a CD image to a DVD to see if that works: nope, still get read errors.
This drive works with ALL other disks I try to burn, if I do them with the MacBook SuperDrive at 10x speed. I installed Windows 2000 from it recently. ONLY the Linux or BSD disks fail to read properly.
Does anyone have tips on how to burn CDs or DVDs for old drives?
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.