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live cd wont boot

Postby vaikz on Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:56 pm

I had an P4, ecs 865gv-m3 board and ide hd. tried booting the linux mint 7 and 6 but it will not boot. Thereś a lot of error and I can remember all of them. Can someone help me on this? Or is there a mint version that I should try?

PS: tried jaunty and mepis, same problem. live cd won boot.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby Nicki on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:59 am

You have to check in your BIOS if the CD is bootable.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby vaikz on Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:51 pm

The system can boot on cd. In fact it will boot on windows xp, PE's and ubuntu hardy. I found out that it can boot hardy versions from ubuntu like gOS gadgets and mint 5.

I was just wondering if newer kernel won't boot on older pc, coz newer than hardy will not boot. Can somebody explain to why?
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby lagagnon on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:20 pm

You probably have an invalid burn: you burned it as a data disc and not an image, or you did not check the md5sum before and after burning or you burned at too high a speed in crappy media. Or your CDROM writer is toast.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby vaikz on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:12 am

Not really, most of this cd's I burned are already tested ,it will boot this with my Intel PC it will boot fine. Most of the cd will boot but cannot continue. On a linux mint 7, I get kernell panic. On mint 6, it gives me error but I cannot remember the errors.

But if I'm going to boot puppy and hardy base distro, there's no problem on booting.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby Nicki on Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:43 am

Those CD:s you mention, are they burned on the same computer? Are they of same fabric? Have you tried different fabricates?
Try to burn on the computer you are going to install on. I have had this problem on a HP laptop and when I burned the CD on it, the CD worked fine.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby hinto on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:31 pm

I had to turn RAID off on my HP. By default, I think HP turns it on so it can auto configure RAID. If you aren't using RAID, then you can turn it off (on the BIOS), install and turn it back on.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby vaikz on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:47 pm

@Nicki: Yes they are burn on the same pc but different fabric. I burn it at low speed like 4x. I also tested it running on a different pc and it works fine it just a diff specs w/ no problem. the only thing I could remember that the pc has intel board.

@hinto: that I have to check first.

Like I said, if the distro w/ a newer kernel had that problem. But If the kernel is lower than the kernel of hardy then I don't have problem.
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Re: live cd wont boot

Postby hinto on Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:29 pm

You'll have to go into the BIOS at boot and see what the configuration is.
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