[TriLUG] Help a Newbie?
Fri, 02 Aug 2002 14:12:59 -0400
Although it isn't clear from your message, I'm assuming you're trying to
install Redhat 7.3 on the same laptop system over a SuSE installation.
Your CD-ROM drive is refusing to boot from the Redhat CD.
There's no software fix I know of to correct a CD boot failure. Are you
using a Redhat distribution CD (from a shrink-wrapped box) or one that
you or someone else made? It's not unusual to have problems reading a
homemade CD from time to time. Even if it can be booted in another
system (did you check this?) CD-ROM drives can be sensitive to the type
of media used, or if it was burned at too fast a speed for the media.
If you have a Windows machine handy, you can see it that will boot the
Nick Goldwater wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I am VERY new to Linux and have a very basic question. I have successfully
> installed SuSE and recently obtained RedHat 7.3 -- When I installed SuSE (on
> my IBM i Series laptop) I was able to boot directly from the first disc. With
> Redhat I get 'Boot Failed'. What concerns me is the only drive I have on my
> laptop is a cd-rom.
> Any suggestions would be very helpful and greatly appreciated!