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Old 10-30-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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Problem during instal (boot)

Hi there,
have tried to convert from Win to Linux since yesterday, but haven't yet prevailed.
My current problem is:
I burned a bootable DVD of Madriva 2005 Limited using CD Burner XP Pro 3, I inserted it into my old PC running Win 98 (Exact specifications not known but it was a top of the line pc in the year of 2000), I restarted the comp and happily saw if booting from the DVD, then this message came up in a nice little box (still in dos mood I think):

Cache size: 7670 KB (XMS)
Minimum cache size: 1024 KB
Write-through drives: A B

Current options:
/MLX Program is loaded into conventional and XMS memory using DPMS
/BL=16 Lookahead buffer is a conventional memory, size is in KB
/Lend=ON Lend memory to other applications - 6646 KB available
/Display=OFF Write delay is disabled, caching is write-trough
What should I do?
Please help me, I know that my Linux skills are at about 0 but I want them to evolve, and no knowledge can be reached without the process of learning.

PS: Got about the same problem with Fedora 4...

Old 10-30-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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You have to set the cdrom to be the first or second boot device in the bios. Also your cdrom/dvd should be connected to ide0 though some pc's cant boot from ide0 or ide1 just look at the boot options in the bios. if your pc does not boot from cdrom look on the dvd for rawrite and a floppy boot image. you need rawrite to copy the floppy image to the floppy.
Old 10-30-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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Hmmm...but it does boot from the DVD, it has position #2 in the list. I just asked what to do about that message...


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