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Old 02-05-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 CD1 will not boot


I downloaded Mandrake 10.1 from and burnt the image (Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official-Download-CD1.i586.iso) to disc using Nero 6. I choose the "make bootable cd" option and selected "hard-drive emulation".

My problem is that I cannot boot from the disc I made. A message appeared that stated there was no operating system. Is there something special I need to do? The BIOS is set up right, as I can boot from other discs without problem. I noticed that when I view the contents of the drive from Windows it appears that there is only one file (the ISO image) on the cd.

Thanks for your assistance.


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Motherboard/CPU ASUS P4P800, 865PE, 2.8G
Video Card MSI FX5600 VTDR128
Memory Kingston PC3200
Old 02-05-2005, 11:57 PM   #2
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I think you should have used "Burn image to disk" from Nero ... It should work better
Old 02-07-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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Making a CD "bootable" with Nero, is for Windows. Just burn the .iso to the disk as you would any ordinary data disk, and it should work. I've had a lot of trouble with Nero, when I toyed with the defaults.

Also, try not to use a CDRW, because a lot of older cdrom drives can't see them without software. Use a regular CDR.

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yes you should burn it with the "Burn image to disk" option in nero
Old 02-08-2005, 07:52 AM   #5
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Yes burn it as an image as the other post mentioned..
As a side note I know it should work for you because I have essentially the same system as you works perfectly..
good luck,


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