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I have recently formatted my computer. I then popped the linux cd. But it does not recognize the cd. I went to the BIOS and found out it was able ...
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    I have recently formatted my computer. I then popped the linux cd. But it does not recognize the cd. I went to the BIOS and found out it was able to boot from a cd. So I restarted the computer and try again but it show the same message.

    MISSING OPERATING SYSTEM.

    Any comment as to what the cause is. I used the vector linux. My spec would be:

    466mhz
    64 RAM
    8.4 gb
    52x cd-rom.

    I know its a old computer.

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    Sounds like your machine is not accessing the cdrom first at reboot, or you are using a bad cd disk.

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    The cd isn't bad. I check it using one of the my computer and it recognized it during booting.

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    Well, it seems like one of two things:

    1. CD is bad. You said you have eliminated that possibility.

    2. BIOS is not booting correctly from cd. "Missing Operating System" sounds like it is booting from hard drive.

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    You said the machine was able to boot from cd. But did you actually make the cd the first boot device?

    If so, then it is possible that it is a hardware problem.
    Does this cd drive work otherwise?

    Can you swap out the cd drive for a different one that did boot the linux cd?
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    I just read on how to burn the iso files.
    Do you have to use CDBurnerXP Pro to make the cd bootable or is iso bootable itself.

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    The cd is bootable itself as long as you burn it as an image, not just burn the iso-image as a file on the cd...

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    I burned as a file,so could that be the problem.

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    yup it is... You have to burn it as an image, in nero it's iirc in copy cd --> burn image

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    Okay I just burn it as an image, but it doesn't work on the old computer. I try it with one of my other computer and it works and then I tried it using one of the school's computer.

    So here my question. I burn the ISO in a cd-rw, so will a old computer's cd-rom drive be able to recognize it .

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