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Old 06-30-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
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PC unable to boot Suse 10.2 dvd


I have a Fujitsu Siemens Pentium 4, 3.0 Ghz HT with 80 GB hard drive and a Fujitsu Siemens DVD Writer. I dont have a floppy drive.

I got an Opensuse 10.2 dvd (Arch: i386) from a vendor as downloading is unreliable. I am trying to achieve a dual booting system having XP and Suse 10.2 on the same hard drive.

Currently on the PC, XP is installed on 1 part of the harddrive partition.

I did partition my hard drive to have 25GB for suse, I did not format the partition to be FAT or FAT32 or NTFS or whatsoever, it is registered as "unallocated space" under windows xp disk management.

The problem is that my pc will not boot using the suse 10.2 dvd. I tried to change the boot sequence to facilitate for booting on the dvd only. but still no help.

I put in the dvd and it will not load suse, it simply shows a blank screen and then proceeds to loading windows xp. I can hear the dvd drive trying to read teh suse dvd but no splash screen, nothing related to linux is displayed.

I tried to test the booting sequence by using a knoppix live cd, and ubuntu cd. It works perfectly.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Old 06-30-2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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If the dvd player will read other dvd's I would think your Suse dvd is bad.
Old 06-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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I had similar problem, I have an "older" Creative Labs PC-DVD-16 DVD-rom drive, which is my first optical drive. I never try to start from DVD before, but when Fedora 7 is no also on DVD I try to boot from DVD and found that it is not working. I did try other bootable DVD's, Windows Vista, OpenSuse 10.2 and Mac OS-X x86 10.4.8 all did not wanted to start from my Creative Labs PC-DVD drive.

When I changed the second DVD drive (LG CSA-42L) to boot device all went smooth, by the way any test I do on my Creative Labs PC-DVD drive say it is working perfect. Never read errors, matter of fact it is my best damaged CD/DVD reader it can read CD/DVD's that other drives already give up.

One other person I know has the same problem, also a Creative Labs PC-DVD 16 drive, which is original made by Liteon Electronics.


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