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Old 09-14-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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cannot boot from CD drive.


Hya,

I need to check whether or not problem is hardware related on one of my laptops.

So, I am trying to install BSD and Widowes. However, this laptop does not like to boot from CD. BIOS setting is CD -> HD -> FDD... There is no FD bay. (These CD's work with my other laptops as boot image. Drive itself works well for read/write)

What else can I do? or this proves that something is wrong with logic board?

Any ideas?

Happy Penguins!

P.S. I am not quite sure if this topic is within LinuxQuestions.

Last edited by kaz2100; 09-14-2007 at 07:39 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 09-14-2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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Did you try booting some other cds.... did you try to put damn small linux on a pendrive and boot from it ???? here is it ... http://pendrivelinux.com/2007/01/02/all-in-one-usb-dsl
 
Old 09-16-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for reply.

I have already tried three functional CD's and USB boot. Nothing works.

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Old 09-16-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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have you tired booting off the network card?
 
Old 09-18-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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Hya,

Yeah, I agree, and I have not tried yet. I do not have any wired network now. Everything is wireless.

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Old 09-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #6
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Hya,

It turned out to be "pretending functional CD/DVD drive". It works for read/write. Occasionally works for boot.

I do not know how to make further diagnosis.

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