Problems with booting from CD

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khsbenny
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Problems with booting from CD

Postby khsbenny » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:21 pm

Well, my computer already had Mint installed and it failed to boot.

I put the istallation CD in and try and boot off that. After checking through some random things it booted but now im on the login screen but my old usernames and passwords arent working?

Is there a defualt user/pass or do I have to do something else to get in?

Thanks,

Ben.

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Re: Problems with booting from CD

Postby Husse » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:03 am

??
You should not see a login screen in the live CD/DVD - and most definitely your details don't work :)
Bad CD?
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Re: Problems with booting from CD

Postby khsbenny » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:57 am

That's what I thought.

Cd is fine I litterally used it last week to install mint on another computer.

Any ideas?

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Re: Problems with booting from CD

Postby Husse » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:45 pm

If you know the CD is OK I start suspecting hardware failure...
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Re: Problems with booting from CD

Postby khsbenny » Tue May 05, 2009 4:16 pm

Thats what Im thinking.

Could someone put me in the direction of a very small (Megabytes wise) Linux Distro so I can just download and try and boot that?

Thanks, Ben.

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Re: Problems with booting from CD

Postby Husse » Tue May 05, 2009 6:08 pm

DSL Damn Small Linux or really small Supergrub (only about 20 MB) which gives a bootable CD and is a great tool
PS Google for it
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