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Old 04-02-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Slackware 14.1 dvd not booting.


I have just downloaded the Slackware 14.1 DVD from the Slackware torrent site and it will not boot, even with resetting the bios. I couldn't boot the 14.1 source dvd either. Has any one else had this problem or am I missing something.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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How did you burn the ISO file to DVD?
 
Old 04-02-2014, 02:11 PM   #3
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I have just downloaded the Slackware 14.1 DVD from the Slackware torrent site and it will not boot, even with resetting the bios. I couldn't boot the 14.1 source dvd either. Has any one else had this problem or am I missing something.
14.1 Source dvd - DVD contain source code only, not binary distribution. Use slackware64-14.1-install-dvd.iso for installation 64 bit as example.

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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Slackwaer 14.1 dvd not booting.

Thanks for your prompt replies guys. I downloaded the 586 install download and burned the dvd on k3b at 2.5 speed.
Reset the bios on my Dell Lat. laptop and nada.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 04:30 PM   #5
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Hi,

What was the md5sum check for k3b before burning image? Compared to listed 'md5?

I always check my downloaded ISO image 'md5sum' before burning?

Then I will check the media to confirm a valid image.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 04:55 PM   #6
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If the md5sum is OK, try this instead of using k3b:
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growisofs -speed=2 -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=slackware-14.1-install-dvd.iso
 
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:39 PM   #7
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Try enabling CSM compatibility mode in the UEFI options (assuming this is UEFI BIOS).
 
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Slackwaer 14.1 dvd not booting. Solved.

Brilliant. Thanks Didier, that worked a dream. Slackware 14.1 here we come.
 
  


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