Unable To Boot From a Fedora Core 6 DVD Disk
cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Dec 2 15:15:21 UTC 2006
On Saturday 02 December 2006 14:54, jim tate wrote:
> John Aldrich wrote:
> > On Saturday 02 December 2006 8:04 am, Jeffrey D. Yuille wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I was able to use a Fedora Core 6 DVD disk that I created and load
> >> it into a Windows laptop that belongs to a friend and found that it
> >> boots fine into Linux. The problem sees to be with my own laptop. I
> >> already have Fedora Core 6 loaded on it. The laptop is an IBM ThinkPad
> >> T-30. I have an NEC-CD-RW/DVD+RW Drive which I bought recently for this
> >> laptop. However, whenever I put the disk into my drive to boot from it,
> >> it only boots to the hard drive. Would this have anything to do with
> >> Anaconda? I already have changed the bios settings that would allow the
> >> laptop to boot from the cd-drive. Has anyone else had this problem and
> >> if so, how do I correct it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > I have a similar problem with my Athlon 1100 home-built machine. It just
> > refuses to boot to DVD, although it'll boot to CD just fine. I know that
> > on the KUBuntu DVD, there's a boot image you can put on a floppy and boot
> > from the floppy to then boot a DVD. I'm guessing that would work with
> > Fedora as well.
> > John
> If you got a good bootable disk and it won't off DVD that has to do with
> your computers BIOS, check
> BIOS setup.
I also have a laptop that will boot off CDs but not DVDs - probably due to the
age of the laptop and its bios - although it can read DVDs.
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