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Can't Boot Live CD

Postby kf4tqj on Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:39 pm

Hi Group,
I've got a Linux Mint 4.0 Live CD. I have successfully installed this CD in an older Compaq Presario. I am trying to upgrade to a much faster machine. A Dell OptiPlex GX270. All other things are the same. Same monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers ...
I get to the screen that says loading the kernel and then nothing.
Here's the specs on the machine:

Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0U1324
Serial Number: ..CN1374048400BA.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A04 05/17/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
163.92 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
144.90 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4164B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 4G160J8 [Hard drive] (163.93 GB) -- drive 0, s/n G80C4Q7E, rev GAK81CK0, SMART Status: Healthy 1022 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_3' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_4' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 163.92 GB 144.90 GB freeCommunications Other Devices
Zoom External V92 Voice Faxmodem
Any Help?
Thanks,
Woody / KF4TQJ
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Re: Can't Boot Live CD

Postby grimdestripador on Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:43 am

wild guess, try a different CDrom,
If the drive is a burner itself, burn the disk using that drive, then read it.

If you make it this far, and it still says loading kernel, shoot again. Try loading bios defaults... (doubt this will help)
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