On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Ed Westphal <enwestph at rochester.rr.com> wrote: > I thought I'd be clever and buy a DVD for 5.2 from LinuxOnline.biz. > Well, just got around to trying it with the above results. Does the > error mean I have a 'bad' DVD disk image? Please advise. Thanks. Do you have another DVD (MS Windows or something else) that you can boot off of? I wonder if you can boot the Live CD for CentOS 5.2 and run from that.. That would show you whether or not this OS will run on your HW. Do you have any Diagnostics you can run on your DVD Reader/Burner, to see it working properly? If not, possibly you can get the Diagnostics from the manufacturer of the drive or if it was installed in your PC when you bought it, from the manufacturer of the PC.