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Problem booting Live DVD

Postby hoppy785 on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:31 pm

my live dvd wont boot properly and ive tried many different dvds... it happens on some other distros like mandriva 2009.1 rc too... seems to just freeze during load screen with the bar... any ideas on what can cause this? also how can i install a distro if the disc wont boot fully?
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Re: Problem booting Live DVD

Postby Husse on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:01 am

Did you check the md5sum?
Did you burn as slow as possible?
Did you use Compatibility mode?
Press any key while the DVD counts down
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Re: Problem booting Live DVD

Postby hoppy785 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:38 pm

Did you check the md5sum?
Did you burn as slow as possible?
Did you use Compatibility mode?
Press any key while the DVD counts down

Yeah checked the md5sum...
Did not burn as slow as possible (could be the problem)
Tried compatibility mode and it just stops at some point during it... (as if its just like, well im done doing this and doesn't run anymore lines)
Didn't press any keys...

I find it odd that i never had these problems with live cds before but as of recent its becoming more common with newer distros... could it be a problem with my bios (its flashed up to date)... i know this isnt a mandriva forum, but just for another example its loading bar start acts like its going to finish then screen goes black and nothing happens... its just odd and im no linux pro so just wondering if it was a normal problem...
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Re: Problem booting Live DVD

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:51 am

If you have any Linux installed you could run lspci and post the result here
Then we could see if we find anything particular
And you are right that recent kernels are nasty to some (older) hardware but nicer to some
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Re: Problem booting Live DVD

Postby hoppy785 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:31 pm

here is my lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1(rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2(rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3(rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
02:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
02:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
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Re: Problem booting Live DVD

Postby Husse on Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:47 am

Sorry that did not help much - it's pretty standard somewhat older hardware - there are tons of Mint and Ubuntu computers running on top of this
Can you tell me exactly where it stops?
You can also try the suggestions here
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
especially the part about motherboards
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