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hello everyone, I got a problem installing mandriva on my PC, and I'm new to Linux... I got mandriva CD (3 pieces) from my friends, and they were copied. When ...
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    Cannot boot from CD?


    hello everyone,
    I got a problem installing mandriva on my PC,
    and I'm new to Linux...

    I got mandriva CD (3 pieces) from my friends,
    and they were copied.
    When I want to install it,
    it appeared that they couldn't boot from Cd.

    I asked one of my friends that there must be a/some files missing,
    maybe 'NTLDR' he said....

    Is there any way out for me?
    need ur help....
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    Newbie

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    NTLDR has nothing to do with linux in any way NT loader, NT being microsoft's bootloader. Most likely the cause is that hard drives are assigned a higher boot priority in your bios then cdroms. you need to enter bios setup when your system first comes on, and change that, OR, some PCs have a key to push before booting that can let you select what you are going to boot from. ALSO, make sure you have the correct CD (in almost every case, cd 1.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by meton_magis View Post
    NTLDR has nothing to do with linux in any way NT loader, NT being microsoft's bootloader. Most likely the cause is that hard drives are assigned a higher boot priority in your bios then cdroms. you need to enter bios setup when your system first comes on, and change that, OR, some PCs have a key to push before booting that can let you select what you are going to boot from. ALSO, make sure you have the correct CD (in almost every case, cd 1.)

    I had set the bios booting sequence to CD-ROM priority,
    when I insert windows XP CD, it can boot from the CD,
    but when I insert the mandriva,
    It appeared that it didn't detect it,
    I confused...

    my friend said that maybe it was corrupted or something when the burning process or something like that,
    is there any way out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuroro View Post
    I had set the bios booting sequence to CD-ROM priority,
    when I insert windows XP CD, it can boot from the CD,
    but when I insert the mandriva,
    It appeared that it didn't detect it,
    I confused...

    my friend said that maybe it was corrupted or something when the burning process or something like that,
    is there any way out?
    I usually encounter such problems with a "bad burn". Or maybe the cd is already corrupted. May I suggest you try to burn in the slowest speed possible. Also, I was able to download an iso of Mandriva 2009 and was able to fit it in 1 CD in almost four hours of download and was able to get very satisfactory results.

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    Check this HowTo to make sure the ISO files were downloaded and burned to disk properly:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html

    Post back if all steps were followed correctly and you still have problems.
    oz

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