l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
September 2: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Aug. 18: Discounts to "Velocity" in NY; come to tonight's "Photography" talk
Page last updated:
2003 May 04 17:36

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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?

*ding*

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?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jeff Newmiller                        The     .....       .....  Go Live...
DCN:<jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>        Basics: ##.#.       ##.#.  Live Go...
                                      Live:   OO#.. Dead: OO#..  Playing
Research Engineer (Solar/Batteries            O.O#.       #.O#.  with
/Software/Embedded Controllers)               .OO#.       .OO#.  rocks...2k
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.