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Old 09-17-2009, 06:00 AM   #1
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Live DVD openSUSE fails to boot

I burned openSUSE-11.1.i686-2.7.0.iso on a DVD and rebooted from DVD-ROM (Asus) to run Linux from DVD. Got the green screen, hit openSUSE. Then a black screen with a lot of text ending with:
Mounting live boot drive .......
Couldn't find Live image configuration file
rebootException: error consoles at Alt-F3/F4
rebootException: reboot in 120 sec...
What is wrong and how can I fix this? Please help.
Old 09-17-2009, 08:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.

For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

If you downloaded the CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;

~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the ISO md5 is OK then you should check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download ISO with the known md5sum that you also get with the ISO. You should do the check for any download that you might perform, even a LiveCD. Plus burn the image. Sometimes you may need to lower the burn rate to get a valid burn.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Old 09-29-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Problem solved - rotten connector and lack of know how

My problem has been solved. The reason I had my problem as described turns out to be a combination of not knowing how to use IDE cables with master/slave set-up properly and the bad luck of a connector on such a cable which was not completely OK.
I had my DVD burner checked in the store where I recently bought it and it showed no problems with the LiveDVD I burned before with the same device in my computer.
Due to your suggestion of checking MD5 sum I learned how this works. Thanks onebuck.


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