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Old 03-24-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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Angry My iso does not boot

Hello Folks,

The last few weeks I have a problem with bootable cdroms.
My current distribution is Mandrake 9.2, but I like to test around with some other distribs as well.
So, I downloaded iso-files and wrote them onto a cdrom.

And then the problem arises: the newer versions do not boot, I get a failure message.
With the same bios-settings my older cdrom with 9.2 still boots perfectly.
My cdrom is set as secondary master.

Things become strange: I took the newer cdrom (Redhat 9) to a friend and asked him to try it. Oops, it booted perfectly! Now this tells me that this problem is not caused by the burning-program.
So it must be something with my hardware.

My mainboard is an ASUS P2B-F, with Award bios version 1013A.
Does anybody know about a newer bios-version that could solve this booting-failure?

Thnx for all replies,

Old 03-24-2004, 06:10 AM   #2
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If your iso's are from Mdk 10.0, you have to boot on the disk 2, then replace it with the disk 1 when asked.
Old 03-24-2004, 06:13 AM   #3
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that depends on your hardware niamor. I can install off cd1.

I can only guess that you have something wrong in the bios schmurff
Old 03-24-2004, 07:47 AM   #4
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Are you sure your BIOS isn't set to give booting from the HD higher priority than CDs? That's what I did when I had this problem. Anyway, check out, it should help.
- Imek
Old 03-24-2004, 12:40 PM   #5
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Niamor is right! Thnx!
But of course it is logical to boot with disk 2???
There's a whole lotta bugs in Mdk10!!!



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