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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help

On Sat, 3 May 2003, 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?


You have a SCSI CD-ROM drive, don't you?

Most BIOSs don't know how to boot a SCSI cdrom... just IDE cdrom drives.  
If it is possible to do so, then it would be a function of the SCSI
adapter BIOS.  Is that enabled?

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