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cant boot from cd.

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:03 pm
by BobThAK
i tryed booting from livecd, but cd reads it for about a minute and a half then continues to boot winxp. the cd will boot on my other computers and this computer has booted from any other livecd's. any help with this would be nice.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:12 am
by Boo
have your tried burning mint again?
It could have been a bad media.
have you checked the download? to make sure it is not bad.


Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:00 am
by BobThAK
well i would try that but since the cd works perfectly in my other computers, i didnt think that was the problem.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:11 pm
by Boo
Try swapping the CD drive with one the CD does work in.
If it is not media it could be the CD Drive.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:25 pm
by BobThAK
well i forgot one issue

im trying to run it on a laptop.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:36 pm
by Boo
You could try putting Mint on a USB stick drive and booting off it (if you can boot of USB).
I created one on a 1GB USB drive.
the hard part can be the partitioning of it.
I used fdisk first and then gparted to fix it up (start again).

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:37 pm
by BobThAK
well i cant get anything to work. cant figure out why it will work on everything except this.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:35 am
by Husse
Follow the advice here: ... ur_Live_CD
The Wiki is there for you to use.
It could be that your laptop can't use the video driver selected and when that happens it "falls back" to booting XP