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Old 06-14-2006, 03:09 AM   #1
dh2k
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Cannot boot from CD


I cannot boot from CD. When I power up my system I get the lilo boot options
currently configured as:
WinXP = hda1 (default)
Mandriva2006FE = hda2

I have checked my bios settings and my PC is set to boot in this order:
floppy
CDROM
+ hard-drive
|____hard-drive1
|____hard-drive2 [this is just formatted as FAT32, not in entered in lilo.conf]
Boot from Network

But when I put any bootable CD in my DVD ROM drive and power up my sytem it just goes straight to LILO boot loader OS selection screen, then I select an OS and this boots the OS again skipping the CDROM boot option.

If I enter a bootable floppy this is detected and boots appropriately before the lilo screen.

Any one got any ideas on this problem?

Thanks in Advance..


HERE IS MY LILO.CONF FILE OUTPUT IF THIS HELPS:
-----------------------------------------------
# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

default="WindowsXP-Home"
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
keytable=/boot/uk.klt
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="Linux-Mandriva-2006"
root=/dev/hda2
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3"
vga=791
other=/dev/hda1
label="WindowsXP-Home"
table=/dev/hda
-----------------------------------------------
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:22 AM   #2
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its got nothing to do with lilo. check your ide cables and master/slave configuration.put cdrom in the first in the list of boot device priority. also you might want to check you are actually doing this with a bootable cd.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:54 AM   #3
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have u tried another bootable CD so that we can confirm whether there is a problem with CD drive or with linux operations
 
Old 06-14-2006, 07:17 AM   #4
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problem sorted thanks everyone; I changed the jumper switch on DVDROM to 'Master' and changed the attachment on the ribbon cable to the next one - hardware problem not linux related.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 07:26 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by dh2k
problem sorted thanks everyone; I changed the jumper switch on DVDROM to 'Master' and changed the attachment on the ribbon cable to the next one - hardware problem not linux related.
i get the urge to tell you " i told you so "
 
  


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