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Old 04-26-2011, 07:35 AM   #1
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Can't run SystemRescueCD 2.1.0 because of DHCP


Distro in the subject, Toshiba A100, I am trying to run the distro and it seems not to be able to get the IP from DHCP router... After about 20 seconds of this screen GRUB boots up, skipping SystemRescueCD. DHCP works for all the PCs in my LAN. This laptop gets its IP in GNU and in Windows. But not in SystemRescueCD. Where may the problem be?
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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It looks like your BIOS boot device sequence is out of order. The screen shot looks like PXE boot. I'm guessing that your boot device sequence is 1) PXE 2) Hard drive. You want it to be 1) CD/DVD 2) Hard drive.
 
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There's no PXE in the boot menu... I choose "Boot from CD/DVD" when I hit F12 after turning the laptop on. The first boot device which set in BIOS is an HDD. So I guess it should boot SystemRescueCD.
 
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I'm not talking about the interactive boot menu. I'm talking about the BIOS. When you turn the machine on press and release the <F2> button repeatedly while the Toshiba logo is on the screen. You should eventually enter the BIOS setup utility. Then look for the boot device sequence.

Also, is the System Rescue CD on a CD or did you put it on the hard drive?

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #5
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When you turn the machine on press and release the <F2> button repeatedly while the Toshiba logo is on the screen. You should eventually enter the BIOS setup utility. Then look for the boot device sequence.
Uh... I know how to configure BIOS.

I have SystemRescueCD burned onto CD-R.

Changed the boot order to this. Saved the changes. And the booting process goes directly to GRUB. SystemRescueCD is in the drive of course.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #6
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If the CD/DVD drive spins and the light on it flashes while the Toshiba logo is on the screen then the computer is looking for a bootable image. It is possible that the image didn't get burned properly. I have in the past had DVD/CD writers that couldn't reliably burn an ISO image although they appeared to read media okay.

When you burned the image did you select the "verify image" option?
 
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Nope, but I checked the CD with "cdck -t". It's OK.
 
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My desktop PC boots this SystemRescueCD just fine.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Okay so the CD image is burned properly and a different computer will boot it. The Toshiba will not boot the CD.

Will the Toshiba boot a different distribution's live CD?

I have seen some computers that will not boot a live Linux CD. Maybe making a bootable USB install will work. There are a variety of ways to do this. Here is one method.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multibo...sb-from-linux/
 
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Thanks. I'll check another LiveCD with GNU/Linux and tell the result.
 
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Checked Puppy LiveCD with this laptop - it boots fine.
 
  


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