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Old 12-14-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Compaq Evo N600c Won't Boot From CD

I've got a Compaq Evo N600c laptop that I am trying to reinstall Gentoo on from the Gentoo LiveCD. I previously had Gentoo on there, and it seems that Grub has wiped out the BIOS boot menu. When I tell it in BIOS setup to boot from CD first, it ignores me and goes to grub.

The CD works fine -- I've tested it on another computer -- so I'm pretty sure that it has something to do with GRUB and the BIOS.

Has anyone had a similar problem? What would you recommend doing about this?

Old 12-14-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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Is this the same CD you used the first time you installed Gentoo on the laptop, or is this a new CD you recently burnt?

Older CD-ROM drives sometimes have trouble reading some burnt CDs. If the disc isn't bright enough for the drive to read, the computer continues on to the next drive.
Old 12-14-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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This is a new CD that I recently burnt, but it is the same brand of CD that I used to install Gentoo the first time.

Thanks anyway though,
Old 12-15-2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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And the CD-ROM drive works fine too, it just won't boot from it....


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