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Old 06-11-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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Unable to boot downloaded Mandriva


I'm completely new to Linux. I downloaded the three free installation iso's, burned them to cd's, but I am not able to boot from any of them. My laptop is configured to boot from cd. This is such a rudimentary problem and I feel embarassed posting it...any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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My cdburning skills are a bit sketchy, so I've had to reburn cd's at a slower speed in order to get them to operate properly. Perhaps this will help.

Also, did you check the md5sum of the download? Perhaps the download content is corrupted.
Old 06-11-2005, 09:13 PM   #3
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Where can I find this md5sum?
Old 06-12-2005, 08:09 AM   #4
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You should find them at the same place where you downloaded the iso files. If you look for example in -- there you see iso as well as the corresponding md5.asc files which contain the md5-sum.

So go to your download site and fetch the right ones for your version of Mandriva
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Also, did you remember to burn the downloads as images? If you browse the CD in Windows, do you see just the iso file? If so, you burned them wrong -- you can'y just burn the ISO file itself on the disk, you need to burrn it as an image.


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