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Old 04-14-2004, 09:32 AM   #1
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Problem booting Slack 9.1 from CD

I can't seem to boot Slackware 9.1 from my CD-ROM drive. My boot order in my BIOS reads:

First - CD-ROM
Second - HDD
Third - Floppy
Fourth - Network Boot

Whenever I boot the system ( a Pentium Celeron 333MHz with 128MB SDRAM) it just says "No Operating System Found."

I was thinking, and I burned the CDs with Nero under WinXP as a "Saved Image" and not "Bootable Data Disc." Would this have anything to do with why I can't seem to boot from my CD-ROM?

Any help is appreciated!
Old 04-14-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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Two things I can think of:
1. Are the ISOs' md5sums correct? Burning a corrupt ISO could cause it not to boot.
2. The CD-ROM is not configured to boot. I have this problem with my CD-RW; if it is set to master it does not boot, but if it is set to slave it does.
Old 04-14-2004, 02:25 PM   #3
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Alright, the one thing I should've tried and didn't :P



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