Wiped HDD / Can't Boot From CD

August 19, 2011 at 04:13:09
Specs: None, 768
Hi there. Due to a lot of problems I've wiped my hard drive with Ultimate Boot CD and created partitions in order to install a new operating system. After doing so, my computer cannot boot from installation CD. I am trying to install Ubuntu so it reads the first Linux Information Line and then it just stops. Also, I do not get the "Press Any Key to Boot From CD", it just starts itself. I've checked the IDE order and it appears that CD drive is secondary master. Now, as I've checked it out it elsewhere this is possible to change only manually? I have a desktop computer and I wish I could give you more info but all I know it's Pentium 4, 3.04GhZ proccessor, with 40GB hard drive and 768MB of RAM. Please help me! Thank you :)

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#1
August 19, 2011 at 04:54:24
There is no "press any key" prompt when installing Linux. Burn a new disk.

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#2
August 19, 2011 at 05:23:15
You didn't state that you have the CD drive set as the first boot device in the BIOS.

Have you ever used the CDR you are trying to boot to before? Do not use a CDRW disk.


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#3
August 19, 2011 at 05:32:55
Also ensure that you are not trying to install a 64-bit version on 32-bit hardware.

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#4
August 19, 2011 at 05:48:40
I've set my CD drive as 1st boot option in BIOS before. In BIOS, it says that system supports 64-bit and I've just realized I've burnt the 32-bit version. So this is probably it, I guess?

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#5
August 19, 2011 at 05:53:47
"I've burnt the 32-bit version. So this is probably it, I guess?"

Nope, guess again.


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#6
August 23, 2011 at 14:30:36
Does Ultimate boot cd work?

You didn't need to set partitions in advance of the install.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#7
August 24, 2011 at 03:51:57
32-bit version will load fine on a 64-bit system; it's just the other way round that you would have a problem. As you say it starts to boot into Linux you obviously have the boot order set correctly. Perhaps you could amplify a little the comment:

"it reads the first Linux Information Line and then it just stops"

Exactly what messages do you see on the screen? And which version of Ubuntu are you using? Cases where the installation CD/DVD (is it really a CD or is it a DVD?) just won't boot are extremely uncommon, so I agree that the likely cause is a badly-burnt CD or a corrupted ISO image. You should verify the hash of the ISO and/or test the CD. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/H... for details.


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#8
August 24, 2011 at 13:54:33
Burned the disk too fast or with bad data?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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