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Hello, and thank you for reading my question. I'm using Debian at the moment and want to switch over to openSUSE. I burned the .iso image onto a Live CD, and I am using GRUB to boot Linux Debian. I have already changed the BIOS configuration so that CD-ROM boots first, I even tried unchecking the hard drive in the boot order, but nothing seems to work. Without the hard drive checked it doesn't boot, otherwise it boots the hard drive as normal. I have performed the following tasks to ensure the .iso file is correct.
1. I made sure my download speed was high(Don't actually know what that has to do with it I just read somewhere that its important)
2. I checked the md5sum
3. Made sure I was burning the .iso IMAGE(I used Brasero)
I have quite an old Dell computer with BIOS revision A01. I installed Debian via DVD, but I can no longer due this because my DVD drive and my computer fail to read a blank DVD. Any ideas? I need to know one of these 2 things.
1. How to boot a Live CD correctly and what mistakes I may be making
2. How to make my computer read a blank DVD.
When I insert a blank CD there is a pop-up that asks me what I want to do, when I insert a blank DVD, nothing happens. If you need to know more about my situation in order to diagnose it feel free to ask, as I said Im not very experienced and don't know the details required for someone to help me. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.
You said you have slackware, did you burn it with the same drive?
Also, are you sure you've burnt it properly? you shouldn't burn the iso as data file in a cd
Is the working(bootable) xp cd genuine?
I'm Running debian, im trying to switch over to slackware or openSUSE with a liveCD. I installed debian with a dvd which i mentioned before wont work...and yes I burned the iso as an iso image, and yes the xp cd is genuine...i would use it but the key for it came on my computer and its kinda torn down the middle
so your problem is that you can't boot from the cd drive? do you have another drive(dvd, cd) in the system? if yes try on it(set the bios accordingly)
btw, is the drive reading the cd (check by booting into xp)
If you have another machine try the just burnt discs on it to confirm its burnt properly or you can do this by making an iso of the disc and md5 check
I dont have another machine and yes, when I put the disc in while the computer is on it will show the disc and its contents, and I have one cd drive and one DVD drive, I will try putting the cd in the DVD drive if thats what you are asking put i doubt that will do anything.