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Old 05-13-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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cd-rom will not boot


I stopped the installation of slackware 9.1 from cd-rom prior to finishing now the disk doesn't boot, I have no burner to obtain another disk.

Could someone please tell me what is wrong with my disk and how I can fix it.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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You mean your CD (disk 1) boot the first time, now it won't boot again?

Question 1.
Is your motherboard setting set to seek CD first before harddisk?
If no, please change it.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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You mean your CD (disk 1) boot the first time, now it won't boot again?

Yes, during the package installation stage I obtained a message at the bottom of the display screen stating:

cat: write: disk space full (or something to that effect)

I took out the disk so I could start the installation again and change my partitioning allocation. When I tried to reboot from the cd I recieved the message:

no operating system detected

-so I reinstalled windows ME from my recovery disk (does installing my current operating system from disk answer your question about the setting of my motherboard to seek CD?).

Now when I try to boot from the cd my computer automatically starts windows. (note: it sounds like the cd spins for a bit but the launch is unsuccessful).
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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no operating system detected

this means you are not booting from cd...
please review your bios config and make sure your first boot device is set to CDROM.
if the problem persist you may have scratched the installation cd!!

Matteo
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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Yes, there appears to be a scratch on the edge.

thanks.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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in this case you should re-burn it or best, buy it!

Matteo
 
Old 05-15-2004, 03:56 PM   #7
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You are unfortunately suggesting re-buying.


Stuert.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 08:53 PM   #8
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uuuh, that's a problem! so it's better that you download it and burn it by yourself!

Matteo.
 
  


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