Originally Posted by jestinjoy
I got a linux(Slackware) 4.5 GB DVD. I copied the whole files into my hard disk and burned into a blank 4.5 GB DVD. My problem is that the DD is not booting. ( I have set DVD ROM as the first boot device ). What could I do to make it bootable.
You need to burn the image of the iso that you downloaded. Don't copy anything other than the whole iso file that was downloaded. If you are burning the DVD with M$ and nero then you might have to slow down the burn rate.
I would check the md5sum. If you downloaded the cd/dvd iso then be sure to check the md5sum for the original iso. From the cli;
~#cd /downloadisolocation #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5 #substitute the correct name to check
If the iso md5 is ok then you should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning'
This way you will know if the burn was OK!
This will check the download iso with the known md5sum that you also get with the iso.
If you are using M$ then use 'md5sum.exe
You can look at the 'M$Windows iso md5sum checking
' LQ post.
These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links