bootable floppy

  01chris 17:07 17 Sep 2005

I am trying to install linux (click here) from an iso on a cd i burn't. The iso i have came from a cover disc and it told me to burn it to a disc and boot from the disc. I have changed the boot order in the bios and nothing has happened. I can hear the disc spinning but it wont boot from it.

Does anyone know if I could make a floppy that will tell the pc to boot from the cd drive.

  trackrat 1 17:14 17 Sep 2005

Did you make sure it was an ISO format that you burned to disk, and did you save the changes before exiting the BIOS.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:14 17 Sep 2005

The only way to boot from CD is change boot order in BIOS, which you have done. I looks like the CD drive is struggling to read the disk.

1. Clean the disk

2. Clan the drive with a CD lens cleaner

3. Try to burn another on a different make of disk.

  Magic Hobo 17:22 17 Sep 2005

If you just used the standard Windows cd burning wizard it won't work as you have to do it in a special way that Windows can't.Download the free Deepburner from click here and then install it. Run it and choose to burn an iso image file, then select th iso and burn it to a cd. Try to boot from this.

Apologies if you've burnt it in the right way and it doesn't work. But you have to cover all the bases ;o).

Magic Hobo

  octal 18:02 17 Sep 2005

Is it Mepis? If so there is a trouble shooting section on their site.

click here

  Diodorus Siculus 18:19 17 Sep 2005

As they ask, are you sure that you burned the ISO correctly?

How To Create a Bootable BIOS ISO Image File
click here for Nero instructions.

  01chris 18:50 17 Sep 2005

i did it the windows burning way

  Diodorus Siculus 19:05 17 Sep 2005

That's why it won't boot.

Do you have nero? Failing that, download Deepburner and it will do it for you.

  01chris 19:31 17 Sep 2005

i downloaded deepburner and it is installing now

  octal 19:34 17 Sep 2005

Don't forget to post back how you get on. Good luck.

  01chris 11:40 22 Jan 2006

Not getting on well. I have given up on it for now.

click here

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