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Old 01-27-2005, 05:33 AM   #1
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SUSE Live Eval 9.x Does Not Boot


After creating the SUSE Live Eval 9.2 DVD, my desktop computer does not recognize the boot disk and simply continues loading Windows XP. Here are the steps I am taking:

1) Download the SUSE Live Eval 9.2

2) Unzip the download. (Should I be doing this?)

3) Using Nero Ultra Edition 6.6.02, I am simply burning a DVD ISO image.

4) Insert DVD into drive, reboot, and it doesn't work

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Old 01-27-2005, 05:38 AM   #2
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2) Unzip the download. (Should I be doing this?)
No! This is an *.ISO file as I remember. This file needs to be burned to CD directly as image.

There should be a function in Nero to burn an image to CD (you may need to choose 'All Files' when it comes to the file dialog).
Do not burn the file itself. If you find a file named .ISO on CD, this was wrong. On CD it should look like after you have unpacked it. The only diffrence is, that this CD is now bootable.

Hope it helped!
Old 01-27-2005, 07:24 AM   #3
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Good morning and thank you for your extremely fast reply.

I will give your suggestions a try when I get home from work tonight. I actually burned several DVDs, 1) without unzipping and 2) unzipping the .iso file. Now I no that I should NOT unzip the .iso file.

Also, I think my other mistake was that I did not burn an image (as you cautioned in your post), rather, I simply burned the .iso file as a "data" file to the DVD.

Thank you!

Old 01-29-2005, 06:12 AM   #4
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Still Unable to Create "Bootable DVD SUSE Live Eval DisK"


I am still unable to create a bootable SUSE Live Eval Bootable disk. Here are the steps I am taking:

1. Download .iso image file I choose the Indiana mirror site. I click on iso image. I then saved to file to my desktop
2. After the download was complete, I moved the file, SUSE-Linux-9.2-LiveDVD.iso, to C:\WINDOWS, which is where md5sum.exe is located.
3. I went to a DOS prompt, changed directory to C:\WINDOWS and executed the following command: md5sum SUSE-Linux-9.2-LiveDVD.iso
4. Note the resulting checksum string

C:\WINDOWS>md5sum SUSE-Linux-9.2-LiveDVD.iso
eaad85a46b70353676e8e96764065175 *SUSE-Linux-9.2-LiveDVD.iso

5. This checksum string agrees with the checksum string located here:

eaad85a46b70353676e8e96764065175 SUSE-Linux-9.2-LiveDVD.iso
6. At this point, I am convinced that I downloaded the file correctly as verified by the checksum.
7. Please note the following installation instructions on what to do next. Please see the following URL:
Of special interest is their step #2.

"Use a burning application of your choice to burn the ISO file to a
blank DVD or CD. Select the option that allows burning a CDROM
image and/or a iso9660 filesystem.
8. At this point, I did follow instructions given to me from Nero tech support.
9. NeroBurning Rom finished the Burning Image procedure with a message stating that the Burn completed successfully. I click OK, done, etc., as necessary. One item of note; the disk did not eject, like it normally does, when I burn a DVD or CD. Also, note that I am using the following media for this image burn: DVD+R 4.7 GB
Attempting to Boot

1. I now put the newly created boot DVD in the DVD disk drive, and restart. THE COMPUTER DOES NOT BOOT TO THE DVD. I tried again, hitting F12 to manually select the option to boot from the CD drive, and I get a message that states, "strike F1 to continue, F2 for setup", or something to that effect.
2. I boot as to Windows XP, and try to check the contents of disk, and I get a message that states, Please Insert Disk. Apparently, the disk isn't being recognized at all.

This should not be rocket science. I feel that I have followed the instructions properly. I am wasting DVDs trying to get this to work. I am no idea how to proceed.


Thank you,

Old 02-04-2005, 04:09 AM   #5
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Suse 9.2 iso image DVD does not boot

I have the same situation: DVD burned using Roxio toast, all files visible on DVD (i.e. NOT a single *.iso file), however, DVD does not boot from. Any clue ?
Old 02-04-2005, 05:24 AM   #6
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Yes, the solution was easy. While in Nero Ultra Edition 6, the mistake I made was to "Burn Image" using the "Image Recorder" instead of my actual PHillips DVD+RW writer.

The SUSE Live Eval, that I downloaded was already an image. Burning the .iso file using the Image recoreder, is simply creating another image. Therefore, use the Burn Image menu option, and just select the correct recorder, which, again is my Phillips DVD+RW.

This works perfectly.

Thank you for your reply!!



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