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hey im trying to install suse 8.2 but i have a problem booting from the cd. i insert the cd (any bootable cd, ive tried using winME cd aswell) into ...
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    problems booting from cd


    hey
    im trying to install suse 8.2 but i have a problem booting from the cd.
    i insert the cd (any bootable cd, ive tried using winME cd aswell) into the cdrom drive which is set up as the secondary master, change the bios settings to have the boot sequence to say cdrom, a, c and then restart the computer. the computer doesnt really do anything and still goes on normally with the boot into windows xp (my current os). i have tried changing the boot sequence to the actual drive letter (e, a, scsi) but that doesnt seem to work either and the result is the same as before. i have an abit bx6 v2.0 motherboard and a LG CED-8081B/ cd rw.
    I'm stumped as to what i should do.
    -kyle

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    if you go back into the BIOS after restarting the PC, does it say the setting you just changed it to? or is it being reset to a "default"?

    Jason

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    its the same. i dunno what the hell is going on.
    is it possible to install suse 8.2 without booting to cd

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    you can make a SuSE boot disk under windows using "rawwrite". you will need a blank floopy disk.

    goto: ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/8.2/dosutils
    and download rawwrite, which should make a bootable floopy.

    Jason

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    which file do i write? i cant seem to locate the img file

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    the image is on your cd some where maybe under /images

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