LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-26-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 15
booting an iso


I burned one disc of debian woody and also Knoppix 3.3 using GnomeToaster. There was a little box to click to "make cd bootable" along with a place to fill in the blanks. The GnomeToaster instruction manual said to ignore this section. It said that if the iso was already set up to be bootable that filling in those fields might only cause problems. So I left them blank. I could not boot onto them. I Checked in the bios that cdrom was listed ahead of harddrive and it was. I tried each drive and niether worked. I have not done the md5 checksum procedure because I reasoned that how could they both possibly have gone bad. Or could they? How often does that happen? What else am I forgetting? The machine boots fine onto my storebought mandrake and red hat disks. I am going to figure out how to do the md5 checksum right now but something else is wrong.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:07 PM   #2
kasperhans
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: right behind the moon
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 30
you better check md5 each time it happens quite often that downloaded isos become corrupted
 
Old 10-26-2003, 06:30 PM   #3
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
O.K. I checked the iso md5 just like it said at the Knoppix site. It came back O.k. What else? I am going to try deferring from the GnomeToaster manual and check the bootable box. In the meantime, any other thoughts?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 06:59 PM   #4
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Alright, I may have figured it out. I think I was making a mistake in GnomeToaster. I was dragging the iso onto a tracklist to copy onto the cd. But I have been searching the forums and I noticed another post about this. I need drag the iso onto a different menu so that the whole cd is the iso, not the track as a file on a data cd. So I did that and its half done burning. We will see in a minute if there is hope for me yet.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:33 AM   #5
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yup
That was it
It seems like all my problems are like that
10 hours of research to find out I was one mouse click away from gettting it on the first try
KNOPPIX looks good. I think I will learn alot from it.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:51 PM   #6
qwerty2003_a
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: nj-usa
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm having the exact same problem...wondering what you mean when you say?

Quote:
I need drag the iso onto a different menu so that the whole cd is the iso, not the track as a file on a data cd
Which different menu?

I've tried right-clicking the iso file and selecting boot image, which did not work. I've dragged the iso file all around in toaster and seems like no difference.

TIA
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:56 PM   #7
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok. Im glad to get a chance to help.
This is what you do:
1. Have the iso in your home directory
2. Open GnomeToaster
3. on the bottom left side of the screen there are three little boxes stacked on top of each other
The top one looks like a folder
The second one has a blue letter "T"
The third one looks like a CD

4. Click the Blue "T"
This will change the box to the right
5. In the box in the upper right work your way to the iso
double-click home-your_home_name_here-the iso
6. Drag the iso into the box at the bottom of the screen
7. Now, click the 3rd box with the little CD
8. Click record and wait for your home-burnt iso!

Let me know how that works out for you O.K.?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:00 PM   #8
Doug Hammond
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: rehdat 8.0
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
just try a simple command line to burn iso images:

Code:
cdrecord speed=<your cd burners record speed> dev=0,0,0 /path/to/cdrom.iso
if 0,0,0 doesnt find your recorder, try

Code:
cdrecord -scanbus
to find it's device number.


HTH,

Doug.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:20 PM   #9
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
[root@localhost Kevin]# cdrecord speed=28 dev=0,0,0 KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso
cdrecord: No such file or directory. No read access for 'KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso'.
[root@localhost Kevin]# cdrecord speed=28 dev=0,0,0 /home/Kevin/KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso
cdrecord: No such file or directory. No read access for '/home/Kevin/KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso'.

ok. I wanted to try it. But I've fouled it up somehow.
What did I do wrong?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:43 PM   #10
qwerty2003_a
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: nj-usa
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you mightyKC...that worked great...booting suse live eval now.

(wondered what the blue T was)

Thanks again.

Last edited by qwerty2003_a; 10-28-2003 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:45 PM   #11
MightyKC
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 47

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Just glad to get a chance to help
 
Old 10-29-2003, 04:36 AM   #12
Doug Hammond
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: rehdat 8.0
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by MightyKC
[root@localhost Kevin]# cdrecord speed=28 dev=0,0,0 KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso
cdrecord: No such file or directory. No read access for 'KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso'.
[root@localhost Kevin]# cdrecord speed=28 dev=0,0,0 /home/Kevin/KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso
cdrecord: No such file or directory. No read access for '/home/Kevin/KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-9-24-EN.iso'.

ok. I wanted to try it. But I've fouled it up somehow.
What did I do wrong?

Oh, ermm... i dunno. I'm only really a newbie myself, but I'd guess that there's a problem with the read permissions for the file. I don't really know what to suggest, other than just use the other method which worked fine for you.

Maybe someone else could point out whats not right here ?


Doug.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booting an .ISO from a CD-R TheDewAddict Linux - Newbie 9 04-09-2004 03:01 PM
Booting from a ISO CD Gerardo Mandriva 1 02-04-2004 12:13 PM
booting an .iso! how! Underworld Linux - Software 6 11-29-2003 04:36 PM
booting from iso shadowhunter Linux - General 5 10-29-2003 05:48 AM
ISO booting inv|s|ble Linux - Software 14 09-30-2003 06:25 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration