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Old 12-05-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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CD Not recognized on Boot


Hello folks,

Just decided to give linux a try. I downloaded Fedora 3 x86 iso, burnt onto the 4 cds, and a rescue cd. I am currently using XP SP2 on a gateway system, P4 2.4 Ghz.

The bios is set to boot the cd drive first, which it seems to do. On the boot up the drive reads for a moment or three but linux doesn't do anything. The system continues to XP. (Have 2 cd drives, won't do anything on either of them)

Im not quite sure what to do for this question, thanks for any help you can provide folks!

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Old 12-05-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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did you burn them correct?
when you open the cd in windows what do u see?
If you see the .iso file then you haven't burned the as iso images.
If you just drag n' droped the .iso files in the cd then u just wasted 4 cd's,
the .iso files should be handled as disk images not files.

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Old 12-05-2004, 10:17 AM   #3
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Hmm, theres one mistake, could you recomend a tutorial or howto on making them an image rather then the screw up I made? Thanks much for the quick reply!

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Old 12-05-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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with what software do you burn cd's?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 10:30 AM   #5
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in nero go to

File->Open

in the open window in the "files of type:" choose "Image Files(*.nrg;*.iso;*.cue)"
You should see the hole file system of the cd. Then press burn button
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #6
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Got it, thanks for taking the time to explain that simple operation to this clueless guy, now, on to installing it!

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Old 12-06-2004, 04:14 AM   #7
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GOOD LUCK
 
  


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