Core 4 installation on an old Gateway

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Mon Jul 18 05:03:16 UTC 2005

On 7/17/05, H Q <ecomeasurement at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I burned the ISO images to CD, and they worked on my newer machine, but the
> old Gateway would not read them off its CD-ROM drive.  I tried making the
> boot diskette (changing the boot sequence accordingly), but that wouldn't
> work on either machine ("boot failed")
> I tried changing the default boot sequence on the Gateway to an external RW
> CD drive, but none of the options in the BIOS seemed to refer to the
> external drive.  I tried FLOPTICAL, SCSI device, with no luck.
> The CD-ROM on the Gateway *did* read the ISO boot from a previous FreeBSD
> distribution, and still does, so it may not be the drive itself.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> H.

Have you tried using different media (gold vs silver colored disc or
different brand/manufacturer) and burning the image at a lower speed

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