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Old 04-04-2002, 11:36 AM   #1
jsimone
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Question Peanut Linux and Win2k on same system not working


Cant get linux to boot from cd. Win2k already loaded so I dont have a true dos mode to make startup disks. I have 1 20 gig drive which i split using Partition magic. Half is now NTFS other half is linux ext 2 . If anyone has any experience please reply.
thanks.
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Old 04-04-2002, 12:11 PM   #2
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delete the partition of linux to make free space,
boot the linux CD and reinstall,
do not install loader to MBR, but make a bootdisk,

i do that, boot from floppy is sloer, but never mind,
i seldom use linux, just install for fun.
 
Old 04-04-2002, 12:29 PM   #3
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if its not booting to the cd, either your bios is not set to boot the cd as the first device or its probably a bad disk, not finding the boot info on the cd..
is it a iso image you burned yourself or a retail cd ??
let us know !

-trickykid

futurist,

your telling him to boot the cd to install, that's his problem, he can't boot from the cd. and there would be no reason for him to delete the ext2 partition if he plans to install linux there, that won't affect his problem he is currently having.

Last edited by trickykid; 04-04-2002 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2002, 12:35 PM   #4
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Hi, few questions here, is your BIOS sequence setup to boot from CD? if it is, what happens when BIOS goes to CD for boot-up? did you buy the software? or did you download it from a site and burn a CD? I'd like to get few more info on this issue before start making assumptions.
 
Old 04-04-2002, 02:52 PM   #5
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ok thanks for the replies.. here goes...

the bios is set to boot from the cd. it says searching for boot device from cd.... ok

so it sees the boot files but then the system just hangs there and doesnt boot.

I downloaded an iso image from ibiblio called small.iso which is supposed to be peanut version lite. The files that are on the cd are boot.something and root.something.

thanks
 
Old 04-04-2002, 09:33 PM   #6
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current new motherboards enable booting from CDROM, HDD or floppy.

i guess his PC was too old, can't even support >10GB HDD.

got to upgrade hardware.

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Old 04-04-2002, 09:37 PM   #7
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what makes you think it can't support a 10 gig when he has that 20 gig drive working ??
my pc from 1995 supports booting to cdrom.. i am sure that isn't the problem.

-trickykid
 
Old 04-05-2002, 10:02 AM   #8
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well my cpu is only 1 year old..
I tried a different dist. Mandrake 6.0 i had laying around. I got it to install and during boot I am now getting a message

hda5 was not cleanly unmounted check forced.

then system hangs there ugh!

:smash: :smash: :smash: :smash:
 
Old 04-05-2002, 11:47 AM   #9
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ok i got it to work. i just had to wait for the device to be checked(took a while).

I am now having network problems. I am going to start a new thread on that though.

thanks
 
  


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