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I'm running Red Hat 7.2 and I want to upgrade to Fedora but no matter what I try, I can not boot from the installation cd I burned nor can ...
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    Can't boot from installation CD-R, Pls HELP!!!


    I'm running Red Hat 7.2 and I want to upgrade to Fedora but no matter what I try, I can not boot from the installation cd I burned nor can I boot from a floppy created from the diskboot.img file.

    I tried 1) Burning the iso image to two types of cd-r's, even a professional grade 48x. No luck. The cd's did boot in my other computer though and I can even read the cd's after booting 7.2... so it's not the drive or cd. I inserted my 7.2 cd's in the machine and they did boot on the computer I want to upgrade... so it's not a Bios setup issue. I am burning the iso file correctly b/c I can see the expanded files/folders.

    I tried 2) Creating a boot disk from the diskboot.img file. When I boot the machine it reads the floppy and says, "Boot Failed". I also tried a different program to create my boot disk from the image file... same thing.

    Ok, so now I'm stuck... Does anybody know if there are Bios requirements for the boot process? I'm trying to install this on an AMD-K6 i586... not sure what Bios chips.

    Please HELP!!! I want to join the Fedora fun but I'm stuck!

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    Found a workaround!

    Just wanted to follow up on this issue I had...

    I was never able to get the Fedora C2 cd's that I burned to install. The machine would boot but not recognize that the cd's were bootable. Other bootable cd's would boot fine however.

    What did work was this program:
    http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/index.p...=download.html
    I booted from the floppy that this program created for me and it gave me the option to boot from a cd-rom. I chose the cd drive that contained my burned installation cd's and viola! So anybody having a similar problem, try this b/c it worked wonders for me!

    P.S. I think the issue with my computer is related to my BIOS not being 'El Torito' compatible... at least not fully compatible. Mine is an old machine so it wouldn't surprise me. For more info on the El Torito spec.: http://www.phoenix.com/resources/specs-cdrom.pdf

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