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:
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?