I never had problems booting distros from CDs on an IBM laptop, but on my new desktop, I cannot boot Fedora Core 1 or SUSE Eval from the CD. I did find that the slack and mandrake cds were ok though.
I worked around the Fedora Core 1 problem, by booting up with Slack to the first prompt. Then removed the slack cd, inserted the Fedora cd and directed the boot to something like /iso/boot.img (cannot remember). Then I installed Fedora!
Didn't try this with the SUSE eval yet though.
Maybe try loading another distro, then trying again SUSE.
Last edited by SML; 02-24-2004 at 09:14 PM.