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    Red face Help...trying to install SuSe


    Hi!

    I found this forum on google after spending the last 24 hours trying to get rid of Windows XP

    I downloaded SuSe (and in the meantime also Ubuntu) and burnt it on DVD...my laptop wont read it, cant even open it in XP. Same story with the CD I burnt...and the other one with Ubuntu on it.

    I then tried to boot from USB (downloaded UNetbootin)...no luck, it justn doesnt recognise it when booting.

    I've set Bios correctly but nothing works

    I would so appreciate it if anyone could help, I'm going insane here

    Sorry if I posted it on the wrong discussion board!

    Thanks for any help.

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    Are you sure the BIOS settings are correct? The boot sequence should be in the following order: 1) CD/DVD 2) USB 3) Harddisk

    Probably the iso files you downloaded are not proper?! You can download a program called md5sum and put it in C:\Windows\System32\ (is that the correct place, have not used windows for a long time.. ). Then open command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd) Try
    Code:
    md5sum <name-of-the-iso-file>.iso
    Cross check the values with the ones on the download website. Then use good CD burning tool.

    Talking of cd burning, have you burned at low speed or at full speed? May be your CD/DVD ROM does not recognise if the CD/DVD is burned with high speed? Try burning at low speed.
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