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Old 05-19-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy ...cdrom wont boot.....


hi all,

I'm new here and new with linux.
I'd like to install it but my cdrom wont boot from its cd i downloaded from some page.
The cds are in .ISO format,so i think this is the problem that cdrom won't boot from cd.

But when i open first cd with Isobuster,it says that this cd is Bootable.

So i don't know where i'm wrong.

Please respond someone so i can start to learn about Linux.

I've read an Instalation guide.I even mad boot diskette,but when i reboot with diskette and cdrom inserted.It started but stoped and said something about wrong disk or so.

i think problem is that it won't boot from .ISO cd.

Of course i made partition with partition magic 8 for Linux.

Please help me,thankx
 
Old 05-19-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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How did you burn the .ISO images? When you look at the contents of the cd is there one .ISO file or a bunch of files and directories? Did you set your bios to boot from the cd?
 
Old 05-19-2003, 10:57 PM   #3
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Great,so fast respond.
Ok,i did burn in with CDRWIN 5. And When i doubleclick on this cd,it opened by Isobuster 1.Only.

Sure i set bios to boot from CDROM and Floppy also,because i made under Windows..??... boot diskette with rawrite.exe .

What is wierd,that when i reboot in DOS,than i type D:\ as is cdrom,it is says invalid drivbe or something like that.

I have Pentium II 300 ,64 Ram,6 GB HDD ,where is on 2.5 gb Win 98 and else is patritioned for Linux with Linux swap partition.

Is there any other way to install it.I mean from ftp or so?
i was also trying to make boot diskette for HD.img,but only way i did made diskette was install rawrite.exe from Linux install cd,right into Windows.

My comp is too old.Cdrom is 32x.Only i'm sure is compatibille with Linux is NIC card whcih i bought as new and which support Linux too.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:07 PM   #4
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I think you didn't burn your iso image correctly. Burining iso is different then burning regular data. There was a great guid on linuxiso.org but for some reason that site no longer exists. You should have multiple files and folders on your cd rather then just the .iso file. Do a google search for how to burn iso images to cd.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:16 PM   #5
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The DOS device driver is not being loaded.

You should be able to boot from CD on your system. As Crashed_Again suggested have you tried to look at the contents of the CD in win98?

Do you see a bunch of directories like dosutils and images? Or do you see a single file with an iso extension? You shouldn't need isobuster to view the contents of the CD.

You need to use winrawrite and not rawrite unless you boot to DOS mode.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:29 PM   #6
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Yea,you are right.All i can see is just one ISO file,no any documents.
I thought this could be the problem.
When i wants to see what is on the cd than i have to use Isobuster.
So what should i use to burn it correctly?Thank you both.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 04:48 AM   #7
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What CD writing software do your have?

For windows I have Easy CD creator and to burn ISO's you select file then create from iso. Select iso file and then create CD.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:02 AM   #8
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Here is a short script I wrote as a front end to cd_record.
To write an image type

cd_write yourimage.iso image

It also does bootable cd's and just plain vanilla ones.

You will have to change the line cd_device to what is reported on your box by cdrecord -scanbus

Hope this points you in the right direction.



#!/bin/sh
#
# writes a cd from an image file
#
# written 24/6/00 last update 11/2/03
#
# amended to use pipe rather than tempory file
#
cd_device="1,0,0"
#
if [ -z $1 ];
then
echo " "
echo "type cd_write /a/path/where/the/file(s)are bootimage (optional)"
echo " "
echo "cd_write xxxx image .. to write a pure image to cd"
exit
fi
insmod -k ide-mod
insmod -k ide-scsi
if [ $2 = "image" ]; then
echo "Writing pure image file"
cdrecord speed=4 dev=$cd_device $1
exit
fi
if [ -z $2 ]; then
mkisofs -r -v -J $1 | cdrecord -v -speed=4 dev=$cd_device -
else
mkisofs -r -v -J -b $2 $1 | cdrecord -v -speed=4 dev=$cd_device -
fi
#
 
Old 05-20-2003, 05:53 PM   #9
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Thanx Lazarus,

but i'm sure this is for burning under Linux.I needed some Windoze software.I've tried the nero 5.5 and it works fine.

Thanx all of you,

Wana Learn Linux
 
  


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