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I just downloaded from debian.org the CD-1 ISO image, burned it to CD, and tried to run it, but it won't work. I get a 'disk-boot failure' message, and it instructs me to 'insert a system disk'. What could be the problem with this one?...

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    Default ISO image will not boot

    I just downloaded from debian.org the CD-1 ISO image, burned it to CD, and
    tried to run it, but it won't work. I get a 'disk-boot failure' message,
    and it instructs me to 'insert a system disk'. What could be the problem
    with this one?


    WILLIAM Guest

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    WILLIAM GRUENEWALD wrote:
     

    You burned the CD with the ISO as *content*, not as *image*. Read the
    infinite posts on this topic at Google.

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    Paul Lutus
    http://www.arachnoid.com

    Paul Guest

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    Paul Lutus wrote:
     
    >
    >
    > You burned the CD with the ISO as *content*, not as *image*. Read the
    > infinite posts on this topic at Google.[/ref]

    Paul, there are *so many freaking irrelevant hits* on questions like
    this that an explanation is polite.

    That is a common error, but it's not the only thing that can cause this
    problem. You can confirm it by mounting the CD on another computer and
    looking at its comments. If the contents are [image-name].iso, then you
    did what Paul described.

    Nico Guest

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    Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
     
    >>
    >>
    >> You burned the CD with the ISO as *content*, not as *image*. Read the
    >> infinite posts on this topic at Google.[/ref]
    >
    > Paul, there are *so many freaking irrelevant hits* on questions like
    > this that an explanation is polite.[/ref]

    Fair enough, and it seems you are right, it's mostly junk. I think my remark
    about "infinite posts" serves as a warning about the chances for finding a
    clear reference.

    --
    Paul Lutus
    http://www.arachnoid.com

    Paul Guest

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    On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 19:49:33 GMT, WILLIAM GRUENEWALD
    <net> wrote: 
    Have you checked the md5sum?


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    "WILLIAM GRUENEWALD" <net> wrote in
    news:hfiib.39191$news.atl.earthlink.net:
     

    A couple of possibilities spring to mind:
    1) You burned the .iso onto a CD as a file, not as the CD image (as other
    people have pointed out). Insert the CD into another machine and try to
    look at it's contents. If it's one file (x.iso), then this is what
    you've done. Look into the doentation for your CD burning software on
    how to burn the .iso as an image.

    2) Your computer's BIOS may not be able to boot from CD (You don't mention
    whether you've adjusted your BIOS to boot from your CD or not....)

    3) Corrupted download (again, as other posters have mentioned). Check the
    MD5SUM of your .iso against the published MD5s.
    Andre Guest

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