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Old 10-30-2003, 02:56 PM   #1
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'Bootable' CD I burnt won't boot


In order to try SuSE and see whether it would recognise my Conexant ADSL Modem I downloaded the SuSE9.1 eval ISO using ADSL & Win2k. I burnt a bootable CDR/W ROM using CD format and ISO9660 file system, but it won't boot. I'm not really bothered which Distro I use, except that I don't like my Mandrake 9 as it doesn't have a driver for my Modem. What should I try next?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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How have you exactly burned the image? What do you see when you access it using Windows or mount under Linux? Is there one file or many files?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
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I downloaded the ISO file to my hard drive.
I used Roxio Easy CD Creator to start a bootable CD project, I then copied the ISO file into the 'files to be recorded ' window. I set it up to record in CDROM format (CDROM XA format was the other option). I chose ISO9660 as the filing system, other options were Joliet or UDF. I then pressed 'Record' and about 20 mins later it was finished. When I look at the CD with windows I see SUSE_9_1.ISO and a message pops up 'Easy CD Creator Image file size 648MB'
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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baaaka.

You have to burn the file as Image. In roxio i believe its called "Burn File as Image".
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:08 PM   #5
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I think it is an image file, "Easy CD Creator Image file size 648MB" comes up when I hover over the CD file. Ron
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ron1
I downloaded the ISO file to my hard drive.
I used Roxio Easy CD Creator to start a bootable CD project, I then copied the ISO file into the 'files to be recorded ' window. I set it up to record in CDROM format (CDROM XA format was the other option). I chose ISO9660 as the filing system, other options were Joliet or UDF. I then pressed 'Record' and about 20 mins later it was finished. When I look at the CD with windows I see SUSE_9_1.ISO and a message pops up 'Easy CD Creator Image file size 648MB'
http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

Cheers,
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Old 10-30-2003, 04:29 PM   #7
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with roxio, just double click the iso file and it will start it automatically.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 06:06 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link Tink Groan, Groan, Not Again!! Have got a checksum for the downloadad file, but I can't find the site I downloaded from. Where am I likely to find one. The checksum I have is ??? I had one, honest, ran the program again and again and saved the result, again, but the saved checksum doesn't extract from the container, there is one error and I can't extract it. Will have to try again tomorrow. Ron

Will try double clicking the ISO file tomorrow also. R
 
Old 10-30-2003, 06:38 PM   #9
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I'd think the file is OK ... the problem is that
you burnt an ISO-file to a CD, not the info
within the ISO ;)

Cheers,
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:49 AM   #10
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Yep, I think that's the problem. Thanks
 
Old 10-31-2003, 07:22 AM   #11
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I now have 2 images on the CD
BOOTCAT.BIN 2KB
BOOTIMG.BIN 648MB
When I try and boot from it I get :-
Searchig for boot record from CDROM..... OK
Then nothing happens after the CD led flashes once.
It looks as though something is corrupted and I really need to get Checksum working.
All I am asking for is a working distro that will recognise my ADSL Modem.
Is that too much to ask? Ron aka Frustrated Newbie
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:28 AM   #12
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Looks like you selected create a bootable CD instead of creating a CD from an ISO image.

Last edited by michaelk; 10-31-2003 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:57 AM   #13
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Why would you need to recognize you ADSL modem for??? All you need it to recognize is the network card that is installed in your computer, and thats pretty much guaranteed. Maybe i am wrong, then nevermind me.

I opologize before-hand for what i am about to say.

to ron1: listen if you cannot burn an image onto a cd, i suggest you stick with doodling in MS Paint, that being the hardest activity your intelligence can handle.

Last edited by Mikhail_16; 10-31-2003 at 10:13 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 10:21 AM   #14
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What Newbies to Linux need is help not sarcastic comments from Smart Arse Geeks. With guys like you around there's no wonder that Linux users are in a minority
 
Old 10-31-2003, 10:23 AM   #15
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Thanks Michaelk, That's exactly what I did
 
  


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