[SOLVED] Mint 14 LiveCD won't boot

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[SOLVED] Mint 14 LiveCD won't boot

Postby MickeyRat on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:38 pm

My system is hosed and I can't get the Mint 14 LiveCD to boot either in normal or compatibility mode. FWIW I can't get a knoppix LiveCD to boot either. I can boot a system rescue CD. When I found this problem, I was able to boot into Windows 7 but, at this point I've hosed grub. Fixing that won't solve the problem. I still won't be able to boot the LiveCD. Any pointers?
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Re: Mint 14 LiveCD won't boot

Postby MickeyRat on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:14 pm

I'll add a little more info. I had run a tar.gz backup of the system disk before I started this and with that and a boot repair disk I was able to get my system back up. However, I'm still concerned that I can't boot off a LiveCD.
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Re: Mint 14 LiveCD won't boot

Postby Orbmiser on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:19 pm

Is the CD/DVD drive set as 1st boot device in Bios?
Where you able at any time boot with Live CD?
Maybe a bad burn?
Sorry just suggestions is all can offer at this point.
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Re: Mint 14 LiveCD won't boot

Postby MickeyRat on Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:05 am

Hey I'll take any suggestions I can get. So, thank you for trying.

Yes I was able to boot off the LiveCD at one time. That's how I got the install done in the first place. In between I replaced the speakers in the laptop and redid the disk partitions. After the restore, I am running Mint 14 now but, it's from when I was able to boot off the CD. It is the first boot device. The boot does start. I just hangs part way in. Some clue about what it's doing then would be a big help.
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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 14 LiveCD won't boot

Postby MickeyRat on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:08 am

Well I found the problem and it's almost embarrassing. As I mentioned I had messed with the hardware to replace the built in speakers in the laptop. I even got a clue that I might have in that process done something to the BIOS because I had to reset the time. However it took a close look at the compatibility mode boot and noticing how many things were saying the BIOS was in the way to think that maybe the BIOS was the problem. I set the BIOS to factory defaults and it booted fine off the CD.
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