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Old 02-24-2005, 01:23 AM   #1
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Angry SUSE .iso burning & booting


I DL'ed the SUSE 9.2 .iso so that I can try it out and have it run from the CD, or in this case, DVD. I burned it with Nero 6, both as a DVD ISO (Boot) and as a regular ISO. For some reason, I can't get the damn thing to boot off of the DVD. The BIOS is set to check floppy drives prior to the HD. WinXP is all that comes up. Suggestions or thoughts? I'd prefer to run it off of a DVD so I can check it out, prior to installing on a second HD. Thanks.......
 
Old 02-24-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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The DVD .iso you downloaded is a bootable install image but it is not a "live" CD you can boot and run a linux desktop from.

To boot from it you need to set your BIOS to boot from the DVD/CD-ROM drive before the hard drive. If you have it seeking the floppy, then the hard drive(s) then the CD-ROM drive, then it will boot the HDD (Windows XP) because it is finding the boot image in your HDD MBR before it even checks the DVD/CD-ROM drive.

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Old 02-24-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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As far as I'm aware, it is a "live" CD image. That's what the website stated (Novell's), and it is set to seek the CD-ROM first, as I have no 3.5" floppy. Sorry for referring to CD-ROM as a floppy drive. At any rate, the issue remains.......

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SUSE makes the live-eval version of SUSE LINUX available for download as an ISO image. This version runs entirely from the bootable DVD and is not installed on the hard disk.

If you want to get to know SUSE LINUX or test if your hardware is fully supported, the live-eval version is the right choice for you.

Download the live DVD ISO image here. "

-From their website @ http://www.novell.com/products/linux...nux/index.html


See the area entitled "SUSE-Linux Live Eval"

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Old 02-24-2005, 01:47 AM   #4
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From what I have seen, the live DVD is a separate download.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 01:47 AM   #5
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Meaning?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:20 AM   #6
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meaning: if he done downloaded the install CD, it ain't the live CD. Got it?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:41 AM   #7
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A liveDVD? Anyone have experiences with this? I mean, the regular SuSE LiveCD takes a very long time to boot. A LiveDVD? Well, wouldn't that take a month... and an industrial-size Ramdisk?
 
  


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