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Noob here. I have a system dual booting XPpro & Ubuntu. I want to install OpenSuse 10.2 over the Ubuntu partitions, but I can't boot to the dvd. Each time, ...
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    switching distros on a dual boot w/ XP & can't boot to cd


    Noob here.

    I have a system dual booting XPpro & Ubuntu. I want to install OpenSuse 10.2 over the Ubuntu partitions, but I can't boot to the dvd. Each time, grub interrupts and give me the options of booting to either XP or Ubuntu, but no options for booting to the cd or Suse. I tried "reboot /dev/cd" from the grub command line but the same thing happens.

    How can I boot this to the Suse DVD & get this installation rolling?

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    hi sites,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    a few things to check first. is CDDrive selected as 'First Boot Device' in BIOS? did you burn SuSe Installation DVD correctly?







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    The optical drive is the first bootable device in bios.

    All directories are on the disc, so the image was burned correctly AFAIK.

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    All directories are on the disc, so the image was burned correctly AFAIK.
    this doesn't mean .iso image has been burned correctly. if Optical Drive is selected as First Boot Device in BIOS and Machine is not booting up from DVD, it means DVD is not burned correctly. try to re-burn it at lowest possible speed again and select 'Burn Image to Disk' option in CD Burner.
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