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Old 10-29-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Can Not Boot From DVD-RW Drive


In the Bios I have it set to boot from CD Rom, does the bios not show the DVD-RW drive as an separate option or does the boot from CD Rom include the DVD drive also by default ? My bios does not show a DVD drive. I have an install DVD ISO media that will not boot from the DVD-RW drive. Yes the ISO is good, I have used it on other computers. I have also tried other install DVD media and none of them will boot.

It is a new external USB CD-RW/DVD-RW drive. It works ok, have burned CD's, DVD-RW's, erase ect but just am not able to boot from it is all.

Can someone explain to me what I should be looking for to correct this issue ? If you need more info please let me know !
 
Old 10-29-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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hi friend

could you pls be more clear?
how many disc drive do you have?if 2, do you set one as slave?is it(the new disc drive) USB or IDE or....?
 
Old 10-29-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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hi friend

could you pls be more clear?
how many disc drive do you have?if 2, do you set one as slave?is it(the new disc drive) USB or IDE or....?
I have (1) CD Rom drive and (1) USB external CD-RW/DVD-RW drive.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 12:21 PM   #4
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hi again

ok good,now understood.

so in your BIOS,in the boot sequence(or boot device);does the BIOS support the USB-CDROM or the OTHER options?

thanks
 
Old 01-09-2008, 02:15 PM   #5
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Lightbulb I can't install suse from DVD-RW

hi all
i'm a new user in linux
i have a problem for install suse linux 10 (SLED 10) from my dvd-rw.
i search in google and see this post but there isn't my answer here.
i have two desktop AMD Athlon 64 2800+ & 6000+ on gigabyte mainboard with pioneer and suzuki dvd-rw.
i try to boot one desktop from suse linux installation dvd from my dvd-rw on AMD 2800 with pioneer dvd-rw but i could not.
my desktop didn't know my linux dvd while i can boot my desktop with xp and vista cd/dvd installation from my dvd-rw.
then i test this by other my desktop (AMD 6000+ with suzuki dvd-rw) but it didn't know my linux installation dvd too.
i test this by my friend's desktop (AMD Sempron/SOYO mainboard/LG dvd-rw) but his desktop boot with my suse linux installation dvd.
i test this by other desktop (Intel 2.4 Full/Iwill mainboard/Aopen Combo DVD-R) but it could not boot from my dvd.
then i replace Aopen Combo DVD-R from Intel desktop to AMD Sempron desktop with LG dvd-rw and i surprised. because AMD sempron desktop with Aopen Combo dvd-r could boot by my suse installation dvd.
please help me to solve this problem.
i changed some options in setup bios but could not solve it.
thanks a lot.

Last edited by Zanguei; 01-10-2008 at 05:11 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:25 AM   #6
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Try using a Smart Boot Manager(http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/) floppy to boot to the drive. If that does not work, check to see if the drive will boot another burned DVD (like, I don't know.....Vista?). It could be that the drive can't handle booting to the type of DVD used, or that it can not boot to a burned disc (odd, I know, but, I've seen it before).
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:40 AM   #7
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Try using a Smart Boot Manager(http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/) floppy to boot to the drive. If that does not work, check to see if the drive will boot another burned DVD (like, I don't know.....Vista?). It could be that the drive can't handle booting to the type of DVD used, or that it can not boot to a burned disc (odd, I know, but, I've seen it before).
hi dear friend
i burn my iso file to other type dvd but it haven't any difference.
i guess this problem is from mainboards OR suse linux instalation.
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very very thanks for your help,
i use Smart Boot Manager and i could boot from suse installation dvd.
but i don't understand verily what was cause of that problem???!!! and which method is suitable for solve it???!!!.

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