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    Default Unable to boot & install openSUSE-11.4(64-bit) in my desktop

    Hello Friends.
    I've successfully downloaded openSUSE-11.4(64-bit) ISO image from the openSUSE site,and burned the ISO image successfully into 2 DVD's separately using Nero(ver.7)
    But I am unable to boot up from the DVD.
    When I pop in the DVD into my DVD-writer,a few seconds go by with the blinking cursor,and eventually boots off to Windows.The BIOS setting of my machine has been enabled to boot from CD/DVD first before HDD.

    No error messages are shown while I try to boot.
    The burned ISO image file is O.K. as it gets successfully verified after writing on the DVD.
    The image file {openSUSE-11.4 (64-bit)}being 4.29GB in size
    Please,help me Friends.

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    Hello Friends.
    I've successfully downloaded openSUSE-11.4(64-bit) ISO image from the openSUSE site,and burned the ISO image successfully into 2 DVD's separately using Nero(ver.7)
    But I am unable to boot up from the DVD.
    When I pop in the DVD into my DVD-writer,a few seconds go by with the blinking cursor,and eventually boots off to Windows.The BIOS setting of my machine has been enabled to boot from CD/DVD first before HDD.

    No error messages are shown while I try to boot.
    The burned ISO image file is O.K. as it gets successfully verified after writing on the DVD.
    The image file {openSUSE-11.4 (64-bit)}being 4.29GB in size
    Please,help me Friends.
    I would say that the DVD ISO image you can download from openSUSE is OK and will boot a computer. So, when this does not work for a user, it falls under just a few possible problems shown in their most common occurrence:

    1. Computer BIOS not set to boot from CD/DVD
    2. Burned ISO Disk is Bad
    3. Downloaded Image is corrupt
    4. CD/DVD Burner is Dirty
    5. CD/DVD Player is BAD
    6. openSUSE Boot CD/DVD is not compatible with your PC

    Consider that on one of my DVD burns, I actually got a bad burn recently and the DVD was no good even though the downloaded image was good and my DVD player Burner is good. I just had to burn a second DVD which then worked OK. CD/DVD drives can become dirty and require the dust being blown out of them. Old CD/DVD burners do go bad as I have had to replace more than one defective optical drive. So what problem do you have? Well, if you have more than one computer or a friend next door with a computer, take your disk to their house and see if it will boot. If it does not, your disk is bad and the case is settled. It is just a few thoughts on the matter.

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