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    Disk Supposed to Be Bootable, Make Bootable


    I have been given a custom installation DVD that is supposed to be detected on bootup...and install FC4 as well as a third party application on top of it. The problem is, the DVD does not boot up. It is not detected as a bootable disk. (and yes the boot order is looking at the DVD drive first) So the disk has to be bad...how can I take the files from this disk, and fix it...making the disk bootable? Your help is appreciated.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    My first thought would be that the files on the disc weren't burned as an image, which would make it bootable.
    Not sure how well it would work, but you could try reading the disc from your currently installed OS, and copy the files to a separate directory. Then use a CD burning tool such as Nero or k3b to burn the disc as an image.
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    I would go to distrowatch.com and download the distro I wanted and burn it to a new disk. Disks are cheap, and you can even use a rw disk if you want to save money. Trouble shooting a disk that wont play can take hours of time and tons of frustration.
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    Same here, Mason.
    It depends on the disc in question...

    @Bishop,
    How customized is the DVD?
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