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Old 12-15-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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Grub stops booting from cd?


Hi all,

I just installed debian on an older pc that booted from cd before, now debian is on there it just gives me the grub option screen. I've double checked the boot sequence in the bios and its correct. How can i get it to boot from cd again?

Any help very appreciated.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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If it doesn't boot from the cd, the bios should give an error message that it was unable to boot from the cd.
So it will go to the next boot option in the sequence. In this case the hard drive where grub is installed.

The cd might be corrupted or damaged. The cd drive may be malfunction.

What you could try is to set the boot sequence to boot from cd only. If it fails you know that the problem is either the cdrom player or the cd.

You could try a differend boot cd.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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I dont get any errors from the bios, i cant change the boot sequence to cd only, just the order of what boots 1st (if its recognised it has to be on the list somewhere, very annoying). The cd drive seems fine.

Tried a few different bootable cds, same thing dunno what to try next
 
Old 12-15-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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Sorry but that is a bios issue not a Linux issue. The bios SHOULD be directing where things go before it even see any OS. I would look for a bios update for you motherboard.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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I agree with Lazlow, the bios should direct to your cd drive. But I still have some questions.

Did you try booting from the same cd as you did before (it might work again)?

Can you read the boot cd's when you boot into linux (thus confirming that the cd drive can read the boot cd's)?

Are the boot cd's bootable in other systems?

If you have another cd drive, you could try that one instead.

Last edited by SPF; 12-15-2007 at 07:42 PM.
 
  


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