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Old 10-31-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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can't boot Suse Live 9.2 DVD


I'm brand new to linux and just downloaded Suse live 9.2 DVD to check it out. It says that its a bootable disc but for some reason my computer can't boot from the DVD room even after I changed my BIOS configuration to do so. I was just wondering if there is a floopy disc that will help boot my DVD? I also made sure througth mds to check that it was the correct download. So its just the problem of booting the DVD. I also downloaded Mandrake Move 10 and had the same booting problem with their boot CD. What am I doing wrong? ist here a floppy boot disc that will help me boot the CD?

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Old 11-05-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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Well, it depends.
To start with, SuSE LiveDVD needs a lot of RAM.
But I don't believe that is your problem.
Have you burnt your isos as an image? When you explore your CD what do you see? Files and folders or just an iso?
Or else they could be corrupted downloads.
Normally with a modern computer and with recent linux distros, there shouldn't be any need for boot floppies. However another possibility is that you BIOS need updating.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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When I look inside my CD is the folowing files:

Media1 (folder)
boot
bootlogo
cloop
initrd
isolinux
isolinux
txtmsg
vmlinuz

I don''t think its the problem with the CD but rather with my computer. Your are probably right when you say that I should upgrade my BIOS but my computer is pretty new... about year or two old. Its 1.6Ghz with 512RAM.. Anyhow, what do I need to do to upgrade my BIOS? where can I go to get this?

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Old 11-06-2004, 11:47 AM   #4
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A very common mistake is to un-pack the iso file prior to burning the data. Could this be the case here?

If your system came with a DVD drive, I doubt that the BIOS is too old.

Here's a older article about certain DVD drives: http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/0...ioneerdvd.html
 
Old 11-06-2004, 12:36 PM   #5
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Originally posted by igracgq


I don''t think its the problem with the CD but rather with my computer. Your are probably right when you say that I should upgrade my BIOS but my computer is pretty new... about year or two old. Its 1.6Ghz with 512RAM.. Anyhow, what do I need to do to upgrade my BIOS? where can I go to get this?

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Do you have friends/relatives with a PC who would let you try if your DVD and your CD boot from their computers?

A computer doesn't have to be old in order to need a BIOS upgrade: for my first computer there were about 5 upgrades available within its first year of life. The second one, a Sony Vaio, needed a BIOS upgrade immediately because it wouldn't boot from CD/DVD.

In order to upgrade your BIOS you go to the web page of your computer manifacturer, see if there is a BIOS upgrade available and follow *very carefully* their instructions.
If it is a PC put together by somebody other than a well known manifacturer, you'll need to know the make and model of your motherboard and visit their homepage.

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