[CS-FSLUG] Adding a partition for Linux

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 17:07:50 CDT 2008

Thanks, I will try that.  I can read the cds, just cant seem to boot from them.

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 3:30 PM, Warren Sanders
<warren at sandersonline.org> wrote:
> Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
>> Sounded good and I tried it, but apparently XP has some way of
>> disabling any boot but itself.  I went into SETUP and directed the
>> boot to the CD and still it ignored the CD and booted from the HD.  I
>> then disabled boot from the HD and it then complained that it could
>> not find an operating system...even though BOTH CD drives had
>> operating systems in them, ME and Freespire.  I then tried reading the
>> Linux CD from the console in XP and it could not read it.  I tried
>> putting an ME setup disk in the CD drive and it would not boot from
>> that.  The CD can be read however because by going into XP then
>> accesing the CD and trying to run setup it will give me the message
>> that ME cannot be set up from within XP...which I knew, but it shows
>> the drive is reading correctly.  But it ignores either disk when I try
>> booting from the CD drive and goes to the HD to boot XP and I can see
>> that it is accessing the CD drives, but ignoring that they can boot.
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 5:14 PM, l4c <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> My bet is your drive is on the way out.  It can only read OEM CD's not
> burned.  Or perhaps your drive only does like CD/DVD-R or +R not both.
> But then again you probably did burn the CD from this drive.  Seen this
> a hundred times myself.
> Sometimes persistence helps too.  I have gotten a drive to try booting
> as it revved up just at the right moment.
> --
> Warren Sanders
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Jim Isbell
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