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Re: Boot problems with Natty Alpha ISOs
On 4 Mar 2011 21:08:16 +0300 Mikhail Maksimov <mcwillin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've got a Pentium-IV box to test Lubuntu on. However, I cannot boot it from
> alpha1 or 2 liveCDs. The discs are being rejected by BIOS reporting
> "NON-SYSTEM DISC PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER". However,
> Lubuntu 10.10 and Natty alpha-20110228 liveCDs both boot normally.
> ...I'm willing to do further testing but cannot think of anything to check.
(1) Can you boot from your Lubuntu Natty Alpha CDs on a different
machine? Just as a test that the CDs reall are bootable.
(2) If the machine concerned has a floppy drive, consider using Smart
Boot Manager to do an El Torito boot from a floppy (which then
loads the CD). I would be interested to know whether this works.
See http://btmgr.sourceforge.net for more about Smart Boot Manager.
(3) Do please try the very newest Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Alpha 3 CD, which
was announced today. I am not just saying this because I
created it :) I used a more automated ISO creation process than
was used for the other two CDs, so something *might* have changed
that could help your machine to boot from Alpha 3, especially
since my earlier alpha-20110228 ISO worked for you.
Thanks for testing, and for reporting this issue,
Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden@xxxxxxxxxxx>