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Old 06-29-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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Live CD won't boot on IBM M52


I have just tried to load Ubuntu 11.04 live CD (DVD) onto an IBM M52/MMC/8214.

I bought the M52 to replace an older PC, which loaded the DVD without problem, so there is no problem with the DVD.

The M52 works fine with Windows. Following is what happens when I try to load the DVD:

...finds Mac address
...finds GUID
...sits on DHCP.../ for a couple of minutes
then displays
...PXE-E53: No boot filename received
followed by
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
1962: No operating system found.

It then boots into Windows.

I'm not entirely new to Linux, having played with Ubuntu for a while, but have never had a problem. Now, I'm stuck! Any suggestions please?
 
Old 06-29-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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I found the solution....the PC won't boot from a DVD. I burnt the ISO to a CD and it's now loading fine.

That means I have a hardware problem, because the older PC loaded the same DVD OK. I don't expect an answer, as this is a Linux forum, but if anyone can offer some comment it would be apprciated. Is it likely to be BIOS or drive?
 
Old 06-29-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Is you dvd player secondary slave & does it show in boot menu?
Some of the older machines don't have the option to boot from secondary slave. You can check in your bios just for future reference.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:38 PM   #4
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Some burner apps don't burn a cd image correctly to a dvd (I know you said it works on some other machine) Burner apps have some odd ways to put data on. It may have made small gaps in the data that some readers and systems don't like. That is why we always say burn at the very slowest speeds. Try to boot to a factory dvd to test.

Even if your system is 7 years old it may not be able to be booted to a dvd, even if someone put one in after they bought it.

As EDDY1 suggests, older systems may only boot to master cd/dvd drive. So you have to move the dvd to master even if it may show as a boot choice.

There may be a bios update but I'd only do that if the errata says exactly that it solves this issue.
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:01 AM   #5
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The DVD was already primary/master. I upgraded to latest BIOS.

It turned out to be a faulty DVD drive. It wouldn't read any DVD at all, only CDs. Simple....if only I'd checked for this first

Thanks for your input anyway.
 
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Oh, sure. Confuse us with the obvious questions.
 
  


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