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I have tried installing 2 different distributions (Lycoris, Mandrake) with the same results: After *successfully* completing the installation I'm prompted to remove the CD and reboot. When I do, I'm confronted with the message Error: Unable to boot from CD, and it just sits there looking stupid... Any advice??
Originally posted by jetblackz Search md5sum on google.com and download it. It's one file executable. Also, you must have patience cuz it takes a LONG while to check a 650MB iso. Interestingly, linux does it faster.
I try using md5sum <filename>.iso but it give me bad command bad command or filename.
Not sure how the MD5 problem got in this thread ....
But with the original "Can't boot from CD" message, I going to assume that your hard drive is plugged into the ATA-100 controller (which shows up at the ATA100 Raid in the BIOS). I think the problem is here. Probably the boot loader did not get properly installed on your ATA100 hard drive because the loader program didn't correctly know about the ATA100 controller. Therefore, with no boot loader, the BIOS defaults to the CDROM, which it can't boot from either.
I don't have the solution here, but you should search & ask questions about booting on ATA100 controllers, and/or configuring bootloaders (grub or lilo) to corectly do this.