boot from cd rom help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok here is the hardware,

    A7V8X-X
    cmd 649 ide card
    silicon image 680
    silicon image 680 second card

    in that order for ide devices

    i have gone into the bios and put a cd rom in there to be the only boot device but when i turn on the computer it does not boot form it, it just goes to the hdd's

    does anyone know how i can get it to boot with all the ide cards plueged in. i want to install eaither fedora or suse 9.1 and i have there disks i just need to boot from them.

    any ideas?
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i just did a bios update on the mobo and still no go
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    There is an option in bios under the "boot from" section that says something like "boot from other devices". Make sure that is turned off or it will go straight to the HDD. I discovered this "feature" when trying to get a USB memory stick to be a boot device.
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    tryed that, no go, the cd rom is the only thing in the boot order and there is nothing about booting from removeable devies
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    if the CDROM is on the card (from what I understand), try SCSI for the forst boot option. However, I used to use a Promise IDE controller and couldn't boot from the cdroms, I had to connect it to the on-board IDE.
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    its the primary on IDE 0 on the motherboard. and it still dont boot it
     
  7. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Silly question but could it be you burned your linux cd's incorrectly? Does a known good bootable cd like your Windows cd boot from cd?
     
  8. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    tought of that, my normal windows cd's work find and my suse cd will boot in my box here so i cant figure this one out
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Well if other cds will boot then problem is with the way your burning those cds and not boot order/bios issue. What are you using to burn the ISO's?