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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
> 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>