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Re: some of my gateway laptops refuse to install f11a i386



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, Rick Stevens wrote:

The x86_64 DVDs are bigger (fuller).  CDs and DVDs work like old
vinyl records (a long, spiral "track"), but they read backwards
(from the hub out to the outer edge).  Consequently, the end of
session mark on a 64-bit DVD will be closer to the rim of the disk.
It may be that the DVDs are spinning fast enough that the flutter
present at the outer edge of all CDs and DVDs when they're spun fast
is hosing the drive's ability to see the end of session mark.  This
is more prevalent on DVDs as the data density is greater than on
CDs.

  but it's the "fuller" 64-bit DVDs that are the readable ones -- your
logic is backwards.

Whoops!  Yes, now that I reread your message, you're right.  Ok, I'm
stumped other than BIOS settings.
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