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Old 04-09-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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im getting more than annoyed, evrytime i burn slackware to disc or any other distro it wont boot, yes i have changed the bios to cdrom boot but i keep getting a crap message "Boot failure, please insert system disc and press enter", i use fireburner to burn the disc (i even tried burning at a slow speed) then i change the bios but then all i get is the black screen of death, i need u to tell me what im doing wrong, if i am how can i correct my self?



thnx for any replys
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
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You could try to use the boot floppies to load the installer. The instructions are on the cd under rootdisks
 
Old 04-09-2004, 09:24 AM   #3
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What's on the cd you burned Slack to? One big file or directories and files?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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Check you are burning the iso correctly (its not a normal file, like an mp3 or a photo, its a disc-amiga and so you need to select a special option in your burning program).

You could also check that your iso file is not corrupt by calculating the md5 checksum and comparing it to the published checksum.

If this doesnt help, try another computer if you have access to one. Maybe the probelm is with your hardware and not with the disc? (cdom drive might need cleaning for example)

Good luck!
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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What's on the cd you burned Slack to? One big file or directories and files?
one big file is on it

Last edited by tangy; 04-09-2004 at 10:21 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:26 AM   #6
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You have to burn it as an image not just burn the iso file to the cdrom. What program are you using to burn the file?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:33 AM   #7
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i use fireburner to burn the disc (i even tried burning at a slow speed
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What program are you using to burn the file?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:37 AM   #8
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oops missed that one, anyway i havent used fireburner but there should be an option like write image or write iso
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:52 AM   #9
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there doesnt appear to be only "burn", what programs have u used?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:56 AM   #10
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Try k3b, you have the option to burn an image with that program.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:00 AM   #11
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On windows i used nero on linux i use cdrecord
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:42 AM   #12
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ok ive downloaded nero, but it requires direct x 9 to run so ive got to download that then i can try it, will tell u what happens
 
Old 04-09-2004, 02:48 PM   #13
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ok the disc works now, thanks guys ;-)
 
  


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