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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help
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Re: [vox-tech] booting off cd help

Perhaps the CD drive is defective.  It happens....

-- Rod

On Saturday 03 May 2003 06:11 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 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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