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Old 02-01-2003, 06:05 AM   #1
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installation booting

I just downloaded the mandrake 8.2 iso and burned a cd, but for some reason it just won't boot from that cd. I checked the files list to see that i didn't accidently just burn the iso, but all the files were there. I also made sure there are no prolems with my dvd-rom (LG) by trying to boot from my windows cd and it worked. I'm using Windows XP Pro right now.

2.533 GHz P4
Motherboard: ABIT IT7E
Graphics accelerator: MSI G4 Ti4200 128MB
OS: Windows XP Pro
Hard drive: Maxtor Diamond plus, 3 partitions.
C: 22.3 GB NTFS (with windows xp)
D: 82.3 GB NTFS
E: 9.75 GB FAT32 (empty)
I also downloaded the iso from another server to see that that wasn't the problem, but the same thing happened.

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Old 02-01-2003, 06:18 AM   #2
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i burned with nero burning rom using its wizard
if u burn .iso file,it will burn its content files on cd,not only that file
to boot,set in bios to boot from cdrom
hope it will help
Old 02-01-2003, 06:22 AM   #3
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that's exactly what i did. I have experience with iso-s from before so i know how they work (read the 2nd sentence in my original posting again).
It is set to boot from a cd. I'm not a newbie to computers, only to Linux.

I could add that i built my computer myself. I have never had any hardware problems or anything, but maybe it has something to do with that.

Last edited by Moleman; 02-01-2003 at 06:27 AM.
Old 02-01-2003, 08:52 AM   #4
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nope,i have built my pc myself,and had no problem


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