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    Unhappy Booting from CDROM (computer doesn't recognize cdrom on BIOS

    Hi I wanted to post my particular case here in case anyone have the same problem and resolved it, I haven't.

    Recently I bought a Sony VAIO VGN-FW140E everything working great (except for Windows Vista that sucks and stinks) so after setting up my antivirus and stuff I went to opensuse.org to download the DVD version 10.x to install (downloaded through ftp).

    Anyways I downloaded the 64 bit (x86-64) without checking my computer was 32 bit (x86) (and IS 32bit), burned to a DVD and since I was in Windows I executed the DVD in the OS.

    The DVD *installed a utility in Windows to boot from the dvd after restart. Computer restarted and booted from DVD, installed openSUSE 64bit on my 32bit laptop *No problems. **Since then the computer doesn't boot from any bootable CD - DVD.**
    ** Before openSUSE utility the CDROM booted fine since I had Fedora9 - I decided to change because openSUSE have a Hypervisor Utility ** -

    I configured the BIOS to factory default; to boot from cdrom following troubleshooting (not that it's hard to do it) from my manufacturer and nothing. Computer BIOS takes longer to load. The CDROM WORKS on both OS's (openSUSE and Windows) but it just doesn't boot from CDROM.

    If anyone knows about the installation openSUSE does on windows to boot; if it modifies something in the BIOS would be of much help.

    Of course that's what I'm suspecting that something changed in the BIOS from the SUSE installation **but correct me if I'm wrong!!

    Manufacturer have not released a BIOS version so I can flash or upgrade, they just tell me to send the computer for tech support and they'll flash it, but since it is the computer I use every day I'm looking for alternate solutions if any since they don't offer any more.

    I would very much appreciate any HELP!!!

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    Default Re: Booting from CDROM (computer doesn't recognize cdrom on BIOS

    hamilito wrote:
    > Recently I bought a Sony VAIO VGN-FW140E everything working great
    > (except for Windows Vista that sucks and stinks) so after setting up my
    > antivirus and stuff I went to opensuse.org to download the DVD version
    > 10.x to install (downloaded through ftp).


    You should have gotten 11.1.

    > Anyways I downloaded the 64 bit (x86-64) without checking my computer
    > was 32 bit (x86) (and IS 32bit), burned to a DVD and since I was in
    > Windows I executed the DVD in the OS.
    >
    > The DVD *installed a utility in Windows to boot from the dvd after
    > restart. Computer restarted and booted from DVD, installed openSUSE
    > 64bit on my 32bit laptop *No problems. **Since then the computer doesn't
    > boot from any bootable CD - DVD.**
    > ** Before openSUSE utility the CDROM booted fine since I had Fedora9 -
    > I decided to change because openSUSE have a Hypervisor Utility ** -
    >
    > I configured the BIOS to factory default; to boot from cdrom following
    > troubleshooting (not that it's hard to do it) from my manufacturer and
    > nothing. Computer BIOS takes longer to load. The CDROM WORKS on both
    > OS's (openSUSE and Windows) but it just doesn't boot from CDROM.
    >
    > If anyone knows about the installation openSUSE does on windows to
    > boot; if it modifies something in the BIOS would be of much help.
    >
    > Of course that's what I'm suspecting that something changed in the BIOS
    > from the SUSE installation **but correct me if I'm wrong!!


    You are wrong. The openSUSE installation does _NOT_ change the BIOS.

    > Manufacturer have not released a BIOS version so I can flash or
    > upgrade, they just tell me to send the computer for tech support and
    > they'll flash it, but since it is the computer I use every day I'm
    > looking for alternate solutions if any since they don't offer any more.
    >
    > I would very much appreciate any HELP!!!
    >
    >


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    installed openSUSE 64bit on my 32bit laptop
    I am puzzled by this, because it should not be possible.


    You say ver 10.x ? - Equally strange. 11.1 is the most recent

    Installing from windows - Bad idea

    I'm suspecting that something changed in the BIOS from the SUSE installation
    No. - again: NO
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    Default Re: Booting from CDROM (computer doesn't recognize cdrom on

    **I know it wasn't SUSE 11.1 because when I downloaded it that update wasn't even released yet!!

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    Default Re: Booting from CDROM (computer doesn't recognize cdrom on

    **I downloaded openSUSE before Dec 19 2008 so it wasn't version 11.1

    If it doesn't change anything in the BIOS I shouldn't be concerned with openSUSE then.
    Could someone be so kind to explain to me what the openSUSE installs in windows OS then. I'm confused...

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    **When you download you are given three options the one in the middle says:
    64 bit PC
    x86-64:Most new computers with etc...
    I incorrectly assumed that because it says x86-64, *it would be compatible for both x86 and 64 bit PC* -(wrong am I not). This version is what I installed and yes my computer is a x86 PC only**

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