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Old 06-22-2005, 02:14 AM   #1
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Can't Boot FC4 CD


I've got a problem. I can not boot to my FC4 cds on my laptop. This is probally the laptops fault. It installs fine on my main system.
I can get my laptop to boot to my FC3 discs but swapping out the discs doesn't seem to work.
I need a way to get my machine to boot to the cd. Maybe a floppy with a short simple script.

This laptop is and has been a piece of crap and yet I don't have the money to buy a new one. It runs linux great.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 05:50 AM   #2
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Hi!

What errors do you get?
 
Old 06-22-2005, 05:53 AM   #3
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Old 06-22-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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Go into your BIOS by pressing whatever key combinations:
DEL
CTRL+ALT+ENTER
F2
ALT+CTRL+F2

Set the boot device priority to CDROM first, then floppy, and HDD. That should boot up the CD's. Otherwise, you're system does not support bootable cd's. And btw, when you burned the cd's, were they iso images or single files?

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-22-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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No the machine does support bootable CD, and I've had it set that way. Since it boots the FC3 cds. But not FC4, hence the post here.

I burned them from the iso files distrubited by the main Fedora site and have already used them in another install. I just need a way to boot to them.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:42 PM   #6
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I have found out that I need to write the file diskboot.img onto my USB pendrive to trigger the boot. But I can't figure out how to do this in either linux or windows. I don't understand enough about mount points and dd to make it work in linux
 
  


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