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SUSE Linux Live CD is supposed to run Linux from the CD-ROM drive (for evaluation purposes) when you reboot. However, when I reboot both of my computers, they just go ...
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    Downloaded SUSE Live CD today, but...


    SUSE Linux Live CD is supposed to run Linux from the CD-ROM drive (for evaluation purposes) when you reboot. However, when I reboot both of my computers, they just go into Win XP. I've made sure they are both booting from the CD-ROM drive first. I've tried f8 while booting. No help there. Any suggestions?

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    Did you actually burn the file as an ISO (CD Image) ?

    Just draging and droping it in your CD writer like its a word document doesnt (normally) work.

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    No. I just put the file on CD

    I guess that's my problem, huh?

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    Tried that.......didn't work

    Well, I burned the file onto a CD with Nero. Rebooted the computer. Still boots up right into Win XP.

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    you have to actualy pick "create bootable cd" or something in nero.. it sucks !

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    With my burner you have to choose the following option:

    Create CD from image.

    The program takes the .iso file and turns it into a real CD that way. If you do not make a CD from the image, you just have an .iso file on a CD.

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    If you're having trouble with your burning software or you don't already have a CD-burning software solution (e.g. Nero), you can download one for free here:

    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/index.php

    I just used CDBurnerXP to burn a Mandrake ISO and had no problems booting up the resulting CD. Note that, as mentioned above, whenever you burn an ISO you need to specifically choose "Burn ISO" from within your software -- this applies to CDBurnerXP, too.

    EDIT: Complete directions in Installation forum. See:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20850

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    Make sure that your CD-ROM drive is set as a bootable option as well.

    -Grim

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    Good point, Grim. (FYI, you would do this from the BIOS. Change the boot order to something like Floppy->CD->Hard_Disk.)

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    With Nero, select burn data (yes, I know, wait for it....) then click "new,"
    and select the ISO icon. Then when you browse the folders for your .iso file, change the filter at bottom so it reads image files (.nrg and .iso).

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