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Old 01-05-2020, 09:00 PM   #1
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do not know how to boot


Trying to install Bodhi but all it says is BOOT: . I do not know what to enter when it says BOOT: . sometimes it displays the 5 level menu
which is what I want so I can install it and also check the iso but I do not know what to do when it says BOOT:
 
Old 01-05-2020, 11:57 PM   #2
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did you verify your download? can you try writing it again to see if it might be just a bad write or possibly usb/dvd?
 
Old 01-06-2020, 12:07 AM   #3
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Just sounds like a "boot prompt". What message does it give when pressing Enter?
 
Old 01-06-2020, 04:00 AM   #4
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When hitting enter it just says boot: again. The disk was made with k3b and verified 100%. I also verified it with the dd command and the checksum and both the checksum of the original iso file and the DVD came out exactly the same.
 
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That message certainly doesn't come from GRUB. Maybe it comes from your firmware. Do you have a UEFI machine? And if you do, did you switch off secure boot and fast boot? Maybe you need to use legacy/csm mode as well. I just looked at the official Bodhi install instructions (https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/installation-instructions/) and they were definitely for a BIOS machine.
 
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:33 PM   #6
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The machine is an ancient BIOS machine. I got it (no side cover) for $5 (the guy was going to give it to me for free) It had crushed up cigarette packs and junk in it (I guess they used it as a garbage can). It is 400 MHz 524 MB perfect for BODHI. New and clean 250 GB hard disk. Maybe the CDROM is not reading properly. Has a fairly new one in it. I used a CDROM cleaning disk that has a miniature brush on it to clean the lens. It use to have LXLE on it but I was unable to get the new version to install. I will fool around with it some more especially bios and try to look it up on the internet. Thanks for your help. I like the Old Lady.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:07 AM   #7
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I would also check in bios. Might be the new hard drive. I had one machine that wouldn't install anything unless the hard drive was exactly the same size as the original one and only Sata I or II - not Sata III.
 
  


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