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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help
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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help

On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 05:11:23PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> today i had to recover a linux system with filesystem damage.
> it made a bad situation worse when i found that even when BIOS is set to
> boot off of cd first (any CD), it doesn't work.  the system ignores the
> CD in the drive and boots off of the hard disk instead.
> i verified that the CD were bootable on another machine.  this machine
> simply does not boot off of a CD despite the boot order in BIOS.
> what could cause such a thing?  the CD drive is kind of old, but i don't
> think that would make a difference.  perhaps there are some other BIOS
> options i'm not familiar.
> any guesses to help me out?

Can you tell it not to try and boot from the hard drive at all?
Tried any other bootable CD's ?

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