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Old 06-05-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
benjamin1254
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no bootie (newbiw help)


I have an old laptop that will boot with windows 98 cd-rom but wont take anything else. I would like to force my computer to boot the slax cd and my DSL cd. i see it wanting to but in the end it stops and asks me to hit any key to try again. any ideas? thanks u all ....
 
Old 06-05-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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can u boot to the cds on another computer?
since u can boot to win98 cd, i take it your boot order is fine also.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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See if you can get into BIOS (del-ctrl or any other combination of keys from the bootup screen) and have it boot from the CDROM.. if not, thn you can always make boot floppies and boot the machine using those. Most linux distro's have instructions on how to make boot floppies on their websites/installation instructions.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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i was going to suggest that too, but he said that he can boot to the windows 98 cd so that shouldnt be the problem.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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Well, in that case, making boot floppies to install linux seems like a good option. I doubt he burnt the iso images properly (i.e they are not bootable).
 
Old 06-12-2005, 04:24 PM   #6
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thing is guys on all of my other computers every single one of my bootable cds were burnt right. they do boot upon other computers. how would i transfer the files from one pc to another through eathernet cable to the both of them. i deleted windows off of it and partitioned the hard drive in 2 parts.
 
  


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