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Old motherboard unable to boot DVDs, CDs don't burn right.

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Old motherboard unable to boot DVDs, CDs don't burn right. Reply with quote

Can anyone help me with this? I have Red Hat Fedora Core 3 on the Linux Bible 2005 DVD, but the computer won't boot to the DVD drive. I have gone through many CD-Rs, slowing down on last ones, but it still fails the media check. Is there any way to boot to the DVD drive without buying new hardware?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Old motherboard unable to boot DVDs, CDs don Reply with quote

if you boot using SmartBootManager you ought to be able to boot from the DVD, SBM is on most if not all recent LXF disks or can be downloaded from: http://btmgr.webframe.org/

I know it works on my test machine which happily boots from a CD but NOT from DVD until SMB Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:01 pm    Post subject: Old motherboard unable to boot DVDs, CDs don't burn Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
if you boot using SmartBootManager you ought to be able to boot from the DVD, SBM is on most if not all recent LXF disks or can be downloaded from: http://btmgr.webframe.org/

I know it works on my test machine which happily boots from a CD but NOT from DVD until SMB Smile
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Hmm... I have it, I've got the computer on a KVM. Let me test it right now, but when I tried, it didn't recognize it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: Tested SBM Reply with quote

No luck, it doesn't come up. It doesn't even see it as a CD Drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

It was my best guess Sad
I think there is a way of installing from an existing partition but I can't remember how it goes having never tried it myself. Will google a bit and see what I come up with.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
It was my best guess Sad
I think there is a way of installing from an existing partition but I can't remember how it goes having never tried it myself. Will google a bit and see what I come up with.
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Well, an existing partition may not be a viable solution, as the other computer does not have access to even my network, and has no OS.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:41 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

here you go there is a way: http://www.eglug.org/node/967
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
here you go there is a way: http://www.eglug.org/node/967

Problem: It has no OS. I might be able to get the partitions set up, but how would I get the ISOs onto the HD?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

Does it boot from CD ? Is there only one drive on the IDE channel? Are you using CSel or Master/Slave. I found with older motherboards that they get grumpy with one channel using 80-pin cables and one using 40-pin cables, and other things like Master / Slave Drive settings; if the DVD rom is the only thing on the channel and it is set as slave, it probably wont be able to boot, so on so forth
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

youlikeicecream wrote:
Does it boot from CD ? Is there only one drive on the IDE channel? Are you using CSel or Master/Slave. I found with older motherboards that they get grumpy with one channel using 80-pin cables and one using 40-pin cables, and other things like Master / Slave Drive settings; if the DVD rom is the only thing on the channel and it is set as slave, it probably wont be able to boot, so on so forth

1. Yes
2. Not sure, but I think so.
3. M/S

Right now, I'm going to put an install of FC 3 that only uses disk one, so I have an OS.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Tested SBM Reply with quote

I've got it! I'll use partitions made by minimum of FC 3, install Slackware 10.1 from LXF 66, and I have a basic graphical OS.

-Bomerman (quick reply)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Woohoo Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
I've got it! I'll use partitions made by minimum of FC 3, install Slackware 10.1 from LXF 66, and I have a basic graphical OS.

-Bomerman (quick reply)


NVM, even better. I got the CDs burned at x4 instead of x8 (the one computer's lower limit was xCool and they work! They passed the media check at least.
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