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User Name. 02-02-2007 03:00 PM

Zenwalk not booting
 
I am going to put a few diffrent distros on my drive, ubuntu, slackware, and zenwalk. So I download zenwalk 4.2 iso. I put a cdrom into /dev/hda, and do this command:
Code:

sudo cdrecord -v -eject driveropts=burnfree dev=/dev/hda zenwalk-4.2.iso
And there are no erorrs. I reboot, and it doesn't boot from the cdrom. I check my bios, and I have it so my cdrom drive boots before my hard drive. I experianced this problem with slackware. Maybe my cdroms aren't bootable?

I have one solution to this, maybe installing zenwalk without a cdrom, like this:
I would fdisk my partions, then mount them in a directory. I would put the zenwalk install files in that partition, and then configure grub to have an option to boot from that partition. Would that work?

Penguin of Wonder 02-03-2007 01:52 AM

It is possible to boot an iso from your hard drive. You'll have to Google it though, I've never done it personally.

User Name. 02-03-2007 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Penguin of Wonder
It is possible to boot an iso from your hard drive. You'll have to Google it though, I've never done it personally.

Maybe I could just put all the files from the iso in that partition?

Penguin of Wonder 02-03-2007 12:57 PM

No that probably won't work.


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