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Old 08-16-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Trying to upgrade debian - won't boot off CD

I've got an old (2.4.27-2-386) version of debian on one of my machines. I want to upgrade it. I got a new small distro onto CD, set the target machine to boot from the cd rom drive, but it just comes up with the old version. Is there something else I should be doing to do this upgrade? Shouldn't it be booting off CD if I've set it to do that in the firmware?

Old 08-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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How did you burn the CD? Did you a) burn "as CD image (ISO)" (burning the file won't help) and did you b) check MD5SUM first? What CD did you download? If you can get online with your Debian machine, I suggest using the netinstall version.



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