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:
52x cd-rom. :lol:
I know its a old computer. :lol:
Sounds like your machine is not accessing the cdrom first at reboot, or you are using a bad cd disk.
The cd isn't bad. I check it using one of the my computer and it recognized it during booting.
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.
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?
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.
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...
I burned as a file,so could that be the problem.
yup it is... You have to burn it as an image, in nero it's iirc in copy cd --> burn image
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 .