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Well, if the CD boots on 2 other systems then it pretty much rules out the valid burn issue, however, If you had burned the CD on another drive there may be some problem with your CDR reading that it is a bootable CD.
If you have more then one drive one your system try the other drive. If not, I would suggest copy the knoppix.iso to your machine and burn the CD on YOUR Drive.
that doesn't make too much sense, but i guess you're saying what he said? it's booting to the hard drive and not from cd drive? but does with the windows cd, not with a properly burned .iso as a disc image, well hitting esc he would be able to pick the cd drive, and see it "trying" to boot if there was a proper bootable disc in it, if his BIOS weren't setup properly.. and if they are should still TRY and boot, if it isn't theres something he's not saying, or is trying to say linux sucks you should use the windows cd people because it works for me? (Just a thought)
Originally posted by win32sux what on earth are you talking about?? LOL... he mentioned the windows cd was booting properly to rule-out that his bios might not be set to boot from the cd... it's quite simple...
i'm saying then it should work and be no problem, who here could actually solve this as being a problem? if 1. bios is set up right 2. disc image is right 3. a bootable disc worked 4. the cd worked on two other computers not this one 5. we're still unsure about the light blinking, but if it is, then it's trying but not finding a boot record on the iso? maybe his computer just doesn't like knoppix before it tries it? or what, what could it be... hmm.
anyways... pilypala, i've read of similar issues occuring when a bootable ISO is burned with a "--boot-load-size" higher than 4... i'm not sure what program you used to burn the CD but this could be a reasonable explanation as to why it boots on the other PCs but not on yours... like, some BIOSes won't boot a cd if it was burned with a --boot-load-size 32, for example... take a look at what Patrick Volkerding wrote in the Slackware isolinux README:
Techincally the --boot-load-size should be a lot bigger, like 20 or so in order to hold the isolinux.bin boot block. However, setting it to 4 causes it to load on more BIOSes. I don't know why, but I've had so many people report this to me that I'm inclined to believe it.