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Old 08-18-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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So I've been playing around with Linux again...now that their is a distro for every flavor of the rainbow..

And in my most recent attempts I'm having serious issues making a bootable disk. I am using imgburn software (though I've tried several)

I write the single .iso file to the disc and wait for it to finish.

Thereafter I boot the computer (I've also tried these discs on a couple different computers) from the CD-ROM and I Just get a flashing underscore.


It's just been a while since I messed with this stuff and I have to be forgetting something simple..as I don't remember this being rocket science.



Thanks Guys
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try pressing the boot options button and boot from cd drive it may be having probs for some reason my old os disk did this.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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Are you saying I should go into the BIOS and select only the CD-ROM?

Or are you saying to pull up the boot options ( separate from BIOS ) and boot that way?



Either way I've tried both lol
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sorry man i have no idea, h=have you tried making another disk it may be a bad disk or a bod copy.
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Ya I've downloaded a few different .iso's, I've already burned the disc several times (different discs)

nada :9
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sorry bro i have no idea try putting in a blank disk does it blink when you pop that in or what? thats wierd are there other version older than that that you can use.
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Make sure the cd-rom is set to boot FIRST in the BIOS. Put the disc in, then exit BIOS (saving changes, if any), Reboot. If that doesn't work, then it should be a problem with the burning process.
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Can someone recommend some quality freeware that I can use to easily burn the .iso's

I've tried a few but what the hell..I'm running out of options haha
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Can someone recommend some quality freeware that I can use to easily burn the .iso's

I've tried a few but what the hell..I'm running out of options haha
Have you tried MagicISO? http://www.magiciso.com/
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FTW!!!!! yeah i forgot thats a great program man.
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