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Old 07-30-2008, 09:27 AM
Martin Richardson
 
Default Lenny Net Installer issue

Hi everyone,
I am trying to install Lenny on my workstation. I
have burnt a net install image to disc (LennyBeta2). My pc will not boot
on this disc. I get the message that I have a non system disc. If I use
a second cdrom drive that is in my workstation I get the same error
message. If I boot it on my wifes pc it is OK. So I put an old FreeBSD
installation disc in my drive and reboot, it will boot . Why won't the
lenny disc boot on my workstation???


Martin.


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Old 07-30-2008, 10:05 AM
Bob Cox
 
Default Lenny Net Installer issue

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 19:27:00 +1000, Martin Richardson (Velcro1@gmail.com) wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am trying to install Lenny on my workstation. I
> have burnt a net install image to disc (LennyBeta2). My pc will not boot
> on this disc. I get the message that I have a non system disc. If I use
> a second cdrom drive that is in my workstation I get the same error
> message. If I boot it on my wifes pc it is OK. So I put an old FreeBSD
> installation disc in my drive and reboot, it will boot . Why won't the
> lenny disc boot on my workstation???
>
> Martin.

Hi Martin

You say your new Lenny CD boots on your wife's PC, so it would appear
you have correctly burnt the ISO image.

You also say that an old FreeBSD CD boots on your workstation, which in
turn suggests that your workstation hardware and BIOS settings are ok.

So this could be an intermittent fault (unlikely) or more probably some
sort of incompatibility issue between your workstation's hardware and
the CD.

Did you use a re-writable (RW) CD rather than a normal 'one use' CD?
Maybe your hardware is fussy in this respect. Or is it a +R versus -R
problem? All highly unlikely, but you do seem to have already
eliminated the more obvious things.

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Old 07-30-2008, 10:18 AM
Martin Richardson
 
Default Lenny Net Installer issue

Hi Bob,
thankyou for the reply.
I have tried a cd-r and dvd-r with the same result. I can boot into my
current etch installation that is on my workstation and load the disc,
and then I am able to browse it, so I am assuming that it burnt OK. This
is bizarre.


Cheers, Martin.

Bob Cox wrote:
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 19:27:00 +1000, Martin Richardson (Velcro1@gmail.com) wrote:



Hi everyone,
I am trying to install Lenny on my workstation. I
have burnt a net install image to disc (LennyBeta2). My pc will not boot
on this disc. I get the message that I have a non system disc. If I use
a second cdrom drive that is in my workstation I get the same error
message. If I boot it on my wifes pc it is OK. So I put an old FreeBSD
installation disc in my drive and reboot, it will boot . Why won't the
lenny disc boot on my workstation???


Martin.



Hi Martin

You say your new Lenny CD boots on your wife's PC, so it would appear
you have correctly burnt the ISO image.

You also say that an old FreeBSD CD boots on your workstation, which in
turn suggests that your workstation hardware and BIOS settings are ok.

So this could be an intermittent fault (unlikely) or more probably some
sort of incompatibility issue between your workstation's hardware and
the CD.

Did you use a re-writable (RW) CD rather than a normal 'one use' CD?
Maybe your hardware is fussy in this respect. Or is it a +R versus -R
problem? All highly unlikely, but you do seem to have already
eliminated the more obvious things.





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