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Old 04-05-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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[debian] the cd won't boot


ok, so the CD is fine...tried two burns from an iso file. The cd rom is alright because knoppix boots up alright.
The error I get is during the boot sequence after POST and says:
"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Now...could this be because the HD has no formatting done to it, but when the HD is formatted the error of "No system" or whatever is put up there and skips the CD completely

Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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Did you burn it as an image, or as a single file ? Only the first will usually give you a bootable disk.

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html
 
Old 04-05-2005, 08:29 PM   #4
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I used nero to burn an image
 
Old 04-05-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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Did you run a checksum/md5sum of the file before burning the .iso as an image ?

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
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did you burn the ISO or did you create a data CD containing the xxxx.iso file ?

check the directory of your new CD

just guessing :-)
 
Old 04-05-2005, 08:57 PM   #7
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all the md5 checksums are correct - I downloaded them by way of torrents from one of the sites linked from debian.org

and I suppose I should say this is what I think is s390 woody

@AltF4 - I burned an image from the iso file. the directory structure is there.

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:08 PM   #8
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this is what I think is s390 woody
On purpose ? If you have an amd/intel pc then you should be using the i386 image. Better than that though, why not just use the new net-installer for Sarge ?

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:11 PM   #9
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ok, I'll try the sarge installer tomorrow
thanks for the help guys
 
  


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