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Old 11-11-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
tim1957
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Question cannot boot from cd /dvd since installing sabayon


I am fairly new to linux ,and have been trying different distros ,I installed sabayon ,now I cannot boot from any cd or dvd ,cd/dvd is first boot device in cmos ,hdd is last. when I boot up it goes to grub bootloader then directly to sabayon ,I have tried different boot disks including window (god forbid)..nothing works ,even tried toshiba,s resore disk for laptop ,nothting seems to work ,but sabayon..I do not know how to configure grub to allow mw to use the command line to boot from cd/dvd...thanx for any help
 
Old 11-11-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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GRUB does not allow you to boot from CD. It does not include the necessary drivers.

Does you BIOS support booting from CD. Its sounds as if it does? Placing a bootable (windows as you refer to) CD in the drive should boot. If it is not, then its a BIOS issue - not GRUB.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 01:58 AM   #3
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yes my bios supports cd/dvd boot ,I have cd/dvd as first boot device ,no this is not a bios problem ,as I have removed hard drive and there is no problem booting with drive removed ..I am at the point of buying a new drive to resolve this problem with sabayon ,as I have not even gotten any replies to my post on sabayon's own site ..only problem is my laptop has a scuzi hard drive and they are not very popular here for laptops..
 
  


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