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I used to have Fedora 16 and wanted to upgrade to 17 by downloading the ISO and placing it in a disk. The computer failed to read it, so I ...
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- 06-15-2012 #1
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- Jun 2012
Computer won't read ISO at boot
I used to have Fedora 16 and wanted to upgrade to 17 by downloading the ISO and placing it in a disk. The computer failed to read it, so I switched to try ArchLinux, which also did not work. I have tried putting the ISO on a USB, CD, DVD-R, and DVD-RW on both 32/64-bit ISO's and booting from it by changing the BIOS boot order to DVDRAM->USB Generic->HARDDRIVE...
The following error comes up when the DVD is in and I try booting (including harddrive in boot order completely skips the DVD, so I removed it to only boot from the DVD):Code:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device; or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.Code:
Remove disks or other media.; Press any key to restart
Any help would be appreciated... thanks.
(I did indeed burn the ISO to the disc every time)
Last edited by xsrika; 06-15-2012 at 09:01 PM.
- 06-15-2012 #2
- Join Date
- May 2011
you say you burned the ISO to disc every time - but did you burn it as an image file in your CD burning application? in other words, if you don't specifically tell the software that you are attempting to create a CD/DVD from an ISO/image file, and instead you just drag-and-drop the ISO file to the CD burning window, then you'll create a non-bootable data CD.
You can tell by inserting the burned CD into a booted up machine (Linux, Windows, whatever), mounting it and seeing what is in it. If you just see the ISO file, then you created it the wrong way.
- 06-23-2012 #3
In addition to the response from atreyu, I would consider downloading the file again, it may be corrupt so get its checksum file as well and run the downloaded file through a utility such as sha256sum on linux when the download is complete to verify the integrity of the file. I would also try downloading the file from another source
Also there is some great ISO burning tutorials on the net. just google "burn iso".
Hope it's nothing more serious, like a hardware issue.