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Old 05-14-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mandriva Spring 2007 DVD won't boot


Hi all,

I'm facing some problem with the Mandriva 2007 DVD and I would really appreciate your input on this.
I got the DVD ISO file downloaded via torrents from Mandriva's web page.I burned the ISO file with K3B by using the "Burn DVD ISO Image..."
Then the problem is that I can't boot my PC with this DVD I tried the DVD on another machine, yet I faced the same problem.

The DVD seems to be working fine as I can access its content with my old OS (Debian). There are the i586 folder, and the release-notes.txt file on the root of the DVD, which I presume is fine. But, the booting problem is just a pain.

I have also checked my BIOS, and yes it is configured to boot from my DVD player first. I also tried to disable all other booting options except the DVD. But, then my system gave a booting failure message :P

Has anyone faced a similar problem before? If so, how did you manage to overcome it?

One more thing to add, I have tried different brands of DVDs of both + and - types, yet I still have the same problem.

Thank you all for your help


Linuxlainen

Last edited by linuxlainen; 05-15-2007 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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Did you check the integrity of the download before burning it to DVD?

Code:
 $ md5sum mandriva_download.iso
The matching md5sum check string is also available from where you downloaded the .iso.
 
Old 05-16-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thanks vtel57

Apparantly I had a problem with the downloaded file. I managed to download the distrop. from another site and it is working just fine now.

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Old 05-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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Good for you!

Have FUN with it!
 
  


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