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I apologise if this has already been covered, haven't really got time to search as Im at work. I have Slackware 8.1 on cd, but it wont boot. It does ...
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    Slackware boot cd


    I apologise if this has already been covered, haven't really got time to search as Im at work.

    I have Slackware 8.1 on cd, but it wont boot. It does boot in other pcs. I then tried a winbl0ws XP cd in the same drive and it booted fine. OK maybe a bad burn.

    So I download Slackware 9.0 and have burn't it 3 times, once as slow as 16 speed, and it still wont boot in this pc. I have tried a standard cd rom drive aswell as a DVD rom drive.

    Any ideas?

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    You proberly tried but have you checked out the BIOS to check if its boot of your cd-rom before the HD? And is it an old machine sometimes they cannot boot from cd. Try rawrite and make a boot floppy.

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    Re: Slackware boot cd

    Quote Originally Posted by TheKingster
    I then tried a winbl0ws XP cd in the same drive and it booted fine.
    So it's NOT a problem with booting from CDs, just this CD. What program are you using to burn the .iso? And what mode are you burning it in?
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    try to use a floppy. make it with dd/cat or rawwrite or something

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    Im using the latest version of Nero, and yes I have checked boot order. I even disabled the HDD.

    It does attempt to boot from the cd, however it says BOOT FAILURE.

    Boots fine on other pcs which leads me to believe the mode I am writing it in is correct.

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    Does that particular CD boot on other puters?
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    Yes boots in others

    No need to reply now, installed Debian instead!

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