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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help



begin Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> 
> Just taking a stab in the dark...
> 
> Is the CD drive IDE?  If not (SCSI or one of those funky sound-card driven
> ones), then it may not boot off it.
> 
> Also, is the hard drive IDE?  I don't know much about SCSI hard drives,
> but as I recall they got their own BIOS action going... maybe it
> interferes with the mobo BIOS.
 
everything here is IDE.  it's a pretty "normal" system.  the only thing
notable is that it's a dual CPU.

> If all else fails, boot off the floppy!  After all, all bootable CDs are
> are CDs with a bootable 1.44MB floppy image.  Just find the image
> (somehow) and make a floppy on a good computer.
 
well, let's say i want to boot a knoppix CD (which would've really have
been helpful).  how would i go about doing that?  something like

dd if=/dev/hdd of=/dev/fd0 count=something?

pete
 
 
> 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?
> >
> > thanks,
> > pete
> >
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