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Old 04-13-2005, 04:43 AM   #1
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making an iso bootable


hi,

i have just downloaded an iso for slox 4 however the cd should be bootable and isnt,

the cd hase all the proper files from what i can see.

does anybody know how i can make the cd bootable? so that it will boot to the /boot/loader/linux kernal. or how to make i boot disk for it.

thanks in advance for your help

berrance
 
Old 04-13-2005, 04:46 AM   #2
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Did you use the 'Burn/Write Image' function of your burning software? If you unpacked the ISO and burned only the data, it will not be bootable.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 05:01 AM   #3
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im not that daft! lol i have burned many iso images with no problem before. i dont know how to tests iso images under linux so i booted into windows (first time since xmas) and used magic iso to see if the image is bootable and it isnt

thanks any way though
 
Old 04-13-2005, 05:11 AM   #4
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Sorry! In 99% of those threads this is the case. Please accept my apologies.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 05:14 AM   #5
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its ok i know what you meen with people either copyin the iso as a file to the disk or unpacking it then copying it to disk

does anybody also know how i could instead setup my existing grub setup to have a boot option from cdrom? this would work aswell wouldnt it?

i just wouldnt know what to put in it, would this work?

(cd1,0) /dev/cdrom

i know with the bits in brackets you can put hd or fd depending on wether its a hard dive or a floppy but what about a cdrom?

thanks in advance

berrance

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