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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help



begin Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us> 
> 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?
 
yeah, two scsi cdroms, but they're both on my other computer, lucifer.
:-)

satan (who is the sick one) is completely IDE.

pete

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