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Thread: Boot from KDE live cd

  1. #1
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    Default Boot from KDE live cd

    I have tried a number of times, from different pc's, to boot from the OpenSuse live 11.0 cd - using both usb cd drive and an internal cd drive.

    The boot does work from the internal cd/dvd drive.
    However it always fails from an external usb cd/dvd drive I would be more than happy to post the log if someone could tell me how to capture it so that I can post it.


    Here is a bit of what the log contains at the time of error:
    loading kiwi dvd boot system
    ---> snip---snip <---
    waiting for cd/dvd devices to appear
    mounting cd/dvd drive
    couldn't find cd image configuration file
    reboot exception: error consols at alt-f3/f4
    reboot exception: reboot in 120 seconds
    The CD was written from this system
    Code:
    gary@suselinux:~> uname -a
    Linux suselinux 2.6.18.8-0.5-default #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 12:17:53 UTC 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    gary@suselinux:~>
    using K3B

    From what K3B displays, I am under the impression that K3B checks the MD5 of the ISO before it writes it.

  2. #2
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Boot from KDE live cd

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    As a wild guess, I'm guessing for some reason the drivers for the
    external drive to do what it does, or the BIOS's ability to boot from an
    external USB drive, do(es) not exist. Can you boot any other media or
    OS's? Is there a reason you'd want to boot from an external drive vs.
    one built into the system specifically?

    Where the CD/DVD works in an internal drive I would guess your burn is
    just fine unless your external drive has more difficulty reading the
    media than the internal drive, but you could probably rule that out by
    seeing if that drive could read/browse the media once booted.

    Good luck.





    garyg the first wrote:
    | I have tried a number of times, from different pc's, to boot from the
    | OpenSuse live 11.0 cd - using both usb cd drive and an internal cd
    | drive.
    |
    | The boot *does* work from the internal cd/dvd drive.
    | However it -always- fails from an external usb cd/dvd drive I would be
    | more than happy to post the log if someone could tell me how to capture
    | it so that I can post it.
    |
    |
    | Here is a bit of what the log contains at the time of error:
    |> loading kiwi dvd boot system
    |> ---> snip---snip <---
    |> waiting for cd/dvd devices to appear
    |> mounting cd/dvd drive
    |> couldn't find cd image configuration file
    |> reboot exception: error consols at alt-f3/f4
    |> reboot exception: reboot in 120 seconds
    |
    | The CD was written from this system
    |
    | Code:
    | --------------------
    | gary@suselinux:~> uname -a
    | Linux suselinux 2.6.18.8-0.5-default #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 12:17:53 UTC
    2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    | gary@suselinux:~>
    |
    | --------------------
    | using K3B
    |
    | From what K3B displays, I am under the impression that K3B checks the
    | MD5 of the ISO before it writes it.
    |
    |
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    Default Re: Boot from KDE live cd

    Both of the pc's are capable of booting from a usb drive - the external drive is a usb drive, one of the bios boot options on both pc's is "usb cdrom" The boot disk was burned using the external drive. The two pc's have different mother boards. The IDE cdrom drive on one pc is non-fuctional; the IDE cdrom on the other pc is marginal - at best.

    The messages included in my first post, were generated after the kernel was loaded; and after kiwi was loaded -- I fail to understand how that could happen if the bios or the drive are not capable of booting the system.

  4. #4
    soundrex NNTP User

    Default Re: Boot from Gnome live cd

    Hello!
    I too am facing a similar problem with OpenSuse 11 Gnome Live CD downloaded today booting from an internal Samsung CD rom drive.(2Ghz Core2 duo, ASRock Conroe1333 M.Board,160GB Sata HDD,1Gb ram, Dual boot WinXP and Ubuntu Hardy)
    I would like to mention the following:
    I have booted Oses from this drive before and after this failure which indicates the proper health of the drive.
    The CD works perfectly on an older machine(P4,2.4Ghz,1GB ram) which eliminates the possibility of disc burning errors.
    Messages are similar:
    Mounting CD/DVD drive (this step takes very long time)
    Mounting compresed unified tree
    reboot excepton: .....
    On pressing ALT F3 the message is: /sbin/init no such file or executable.
    I am totally new to Linux and have no programming experience.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

    Regards
    Krishna

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