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Re: USB Install Fails, Complains about CD-ROM

On Fri 11 May 2018 at 15:49:59 -0500, Kent West wrote:

> I no longer have a failing setup, but this Ubuntu user was seeing the exact
> same thing I was seeing, except in Debian words/colors:
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/127398/usb-drive-install-of-ubuntu-12-04-server-fails-cant-find-components-from-cd-r
> In case of link-rot, here's what he writes:
>    1. The computer boots up the installation process ok.
>    2. It gets through the Ubuntu language, locale and keyboard selection.
>    3. Then starts loading additional components. At this point it gets
>    about a quarter of the way through then throws big error message saying:
> *[!!] Load installer components from CD*
> There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it is in
> the drive. If retrying does not work., you should check the integrity of
> your CD-ROM.
> Failed to copy file from CD-ROM. Retry?

This user used Universal-USB-Installer- to write a Ubuntu 12.04
Server (32bit) image to a USB stick - a somewhat different technique from
yours. The tool used to create the USB image quite possibly modified and
damaged the image when writing it out.

AfAIK, there is no well-documented account of dd, cat or cp reproducibly
failing to write a Debian installation image properly to a USB device.