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Old 07-26-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
KornFused
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Unhappy MEPIS will not load


I have downloaded the latest version of MEPIS and burnt it to a bootable DVD. When I boot from the DVD I get the DR-DOS to run and then it stops at a DOS prompt. I have tried it on three different computers and two different downloads. Two computers are NTFS partitioned hard drives and one with LUNIX partitioning. All give the same results. The LINUX computer is trying to run FEDORA 5. That is a whole 'nother can of worms.



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Old 07-26-2006, 01:11 PM   #2
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What you downloaded is an ISO and needs to be burned as an image. In Nero, this is labeled as "Burn image to disc". That will produce a disc with the required files on it as well as create the bootable live cd. Mepis ISOs are CD size, not DVD.

Try burning the ISO as an image to a CD, and make sure your bios is set to boot from CD first. Then reboot with the CD and see if that helps.

NOTE - You do not need to make a bootable CD. When the ISO is burned as an image, the CD will automatically be bootable.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:23 AM   #3
KornFused
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Talking MEPIS will not load

Thanks ol wise one. Nowhere did the instructions say just how to make the CD. I even looked on the heel. Everything looks good and I am going to use MEPIS and not FEDORA. FEDORA is more than I need at this time. I may graduate to it at a later date. I still have hardware issues to resolve. So I will be posting for more help as they raise there ugly heads. The biggest one that I know of now is I have a SCSI drive formatted for Windows (bad word) that LINUX doesn't see.


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Old 07-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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I'm apologize that I won't be much help on the issue with the SCSI drive, but you might want to create a new thread for that. Glad you at least got installed.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 08:20 PM   #5
KornFused
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Well, it looks like MEPIS will take care of the SCSI problem. Running off the Open Disk it sees the drive. Now I just have to figure out why I cannot install MEPHIS. It will not set up the hard drive so it can load. Maybe it has something to do with having FEDORA loaded on it and letting FEDORA do what it wanted.
 
  


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