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Old 12-22-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am trying to boot from CD to start the install for Novell Linux Desktop version 9, but am unable to at the moment. DrDos loads and gets to [drdos] a:\> prompt. Another thing that is wierd is that when I launch fdisk that's been extracted from the CD, it tells me that there is only 7Gb on the machine when I know it is a 20Gb HDU. Is there something that I am missing here?

Thanks in advance,
Steve
 
Old 12-22-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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first, "ISOs" dont boot. If you got a disk image (*.iso file), then be sure that you did not simply burn the iso file to the CD. The boot CD should have a whole bunch of files---not just one.

If the CD won't boot, how is Dr. DOS getting into the picture? What exactly happens when you try to boot from CD?
 
Old 12-22-2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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I used Nero 6 to burn the image to disk with the create a bootable CD option. When I browse the CD though, all I see is the filename xxxxx.iso so I'll double check to make sure that nero is creating the disk properly.

The machine boots and loads caldera dos. It then stops and mentions something about different comments for extended memory. It then gives me a DOS prompt and if I give the command DIR, it comes up with a whole bunch of directories and files, which I am assuming are stored on a temp drive mapping.

I'll double check the CD again.....

ta,
 
Old 12-30-2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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I used Nero 6 to burn the image to disk with the create a bootable CD option. When I browse the CD though, all I see is the filename xxxxx.iso so I'll double check to make sure that nero is creating the disk properly.

ta,
If the CD has one file named xxxx.iso, then you did not burn correctly. find the option to make a CD from an iso file.
Also, if the CD just has the iso file, then it can't boot!!!! Did you maybe boot from a floppy?
 
Old 12-30-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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IIRC in nero it is burn from image that you are looking for.

.iso
.img
.bin .cue combo

are all just images of data for a CD or DVD. using nero under option (IIRC) look for burn a disk from image.

it will not be looking for .iso, but that is fine, you can point the navigator to the .iso and it will burn. i would also sujest burning it at only 8x to insure a clean burn for the CD to be bootable. not that you can not burn faster, but better safe then sorry.
 
  


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