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Old 04-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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Don't copy the files. Do a disk to disk copy with two drives ... or, with one drive, the burning software will extract an ".iso" file of the entire DVD and then burn that WITH the bootable parts.

If you HAVE to copy the files make sure you set your burning software to make the disk bootable.

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Old 04-19-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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What burning software did you use. And did you just copy to dvd or did you make the iso into a bootable disk.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 07:07 PM   #4
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What burning software did you use. And did you just copy to dvd or did you make the iso into a bootable disk.
What os are you using to burn the dvd?
K3B burns a bootable iso.
In windows there is a good program CD burner xp.

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Old 04-19-2008, 07:37 PM   #5
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Or the linux command line using cdrecord

Code:
 cdrecord dev=/dev/dvdwriter driveropts=burnfree -dao iso_to_record.iso
(check device name)
 
Old 04-19-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by jestinjoy View Post
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;

Code:
~#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' .
 
  


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