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Old 09-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Question Debian DVD doesn't boot


Hello, I have downloaded the Large Complete installation Image of Debian 7 (64bit, torrent DL), burned it into a DVD and rebooted my laptop (made sure that I chose to boot from DVD), nothing boots I just go back to my main OS like I havenít inserted any DVD, I also tried to boot it using a USB, didnít work, tried on my other laptop, didnít work, tried the small installation image, didnít work, tried 32bit version, didnít work, I tried many other Linux distribution and each one of them worked, Why isnít Debian booting at all?
 
Old 09-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Check to see if you included the boot loader when you burned the DVD. Some burners treat a boot loader as an option.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Check to see if you included the boot loader when you burned the DVD. Some burners treat a boot loader as an option.

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Thanks for your answer. However, all other distributions that I burned using the same tool and the same options booted with me but not Debian, why?
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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Did you check the MD5 sum on the *.iso?

I would suggest testing it in another computer. If it fails to boot there, the problem is likely the DVD.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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Did you check the MD5 sum on the *.iso?

I would suggest testing it in another computer. If it fails to boot there, the problem is likely the DVD.
What's about the MD5SUM? How do I check it?
There's a file in the DVD after burning called MD5SUM it has many MD5 sums

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:29 PM   #6
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I created a virtual machine with the raw ISO file and still not booting?
 
Old 09-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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The md5sum is a hash for checking the validity of a download, especially popular for checking that *.iso files arrived uncorrupted. Here's an article from the Debian wiki. https://wiki.debian.org/MD5

If the *.iso will not boot a VM, there's a good chance it is corrupt.

If you have a valid network connection when you do the install, you can use Debian net install feature. http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

It's a long shot, but, when you burned the DVD, you did use the "burn image" tool in your burning program and you know that your laptop is capable of booting from a DVD. In the early days of DVDs, there were laptops that could boot from CDs, but could not boot from DVDs.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 03:02 AM   #8
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I found out that I was dumb and downloaded the 8th disc instead of the first... Thanks everyone.
 
  


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