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 Post subject: Boot CD will not boot!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:22 pm 
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Yes, I am a hypernoob when it comes to Linux... first time to try to install it. I've got an older system with an AMD 2000+ that I'm experimenting with before I try an install on any of my newer M$ machines.

The 2000+ has a copy of WinME on it... do I need to fdisk and format before trying to boot the CD from knoppmyth.net? All I get now is a message at boot saying boot disk failure while booting from CD. I get nothing from the CD... no splashscreen, no attmpted install, nothing.

I have tried to search the forum, but my searches came up with boot errors, not complete boot failures. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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abstractor


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:45 am 
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I would guess one of two things:

1) Bad burn
2) Bad CDROM drive


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:31 am 
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Set to boot from the CD/DVDrom in BIOS?

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 Post subject: Boot CD will not boot!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:41 am 
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Yes, CD is set to boot in BIOS. I can try another CD drive in the machine, but I've run 2 burns at slowest speed and neither works.

Just out of curiosity, what exactly is the machine supposed to recognize at boot? I'm burning these discs on a M$ machine... is it possible that the files are compressed or something in a format XP can't recognize or expand? I did notice a .tar.gz in the mix.

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abstractor


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:52 am 
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Hi,

Double check that you burned the cd as a bootable iso file. Different burn programs handle iso's uniquely. You may be able to right click on the iso and see the option. Don't burn asa adata unless you want to preserve the original file.

Mike


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:22 pm 
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Also don't forget to check the md5sum on the ISO image after you download it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:04 pm 
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Hi,
And if you run testcd at boot time is another confirmation.
Mike


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:05 pm 
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Thanks for the tips. I was not making the disk bootable in Roxio, and even when I tried that it wouldn't work. Oddly enough, when I just double-clicked the image file, Roxio burned it as bootable! Finally got it installed.

Thanks again for the ideas.

abstractor


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:25 am 
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The first time I ever asked one of our IT guys at work (who had a Networking and MS-Windows background) to burn a Linux ISO image to a CD for me, I ended up with a CD with one file on it containing the ISO image, rather than a bootable disk with the ISO image as it's filesystem. It's not necessarily an obvious distinction to the uninitiated. Everyone burns their share of coasters for one reason or another... ;-)


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[quote="tjc"]The first time I ever asked one of our IT guys at work (who had a Networking and MS-Windows background) to burn a Linux ISO image to a CD for me, I ended up with a CD with one file on it containing the ISO image, rather than a bootable disk with the ISO image as it's filesystem. It's not necessarily an obvious distinction to the uninitiated. Everyone burns their share of coasters for one reason or another... ;-)[/quote]

I can see myself having done something like that myself. lol

In fact, I wonder if I ever did.


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