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Re: Boot problems with Natty Alpha ISOs


Hello everyone.

Natty Alpha3 boots normally on the box in question, so I guess the problem
was caused by some unidentified minor flaw in the build process for alphas
1&2, silently corrected by the new automated build process for
alpha-20110228 and alpha3.


   - the CD with all the four alphas (1, 2, 3 and 20110228) are perfectly
   readable on both my "main" machine (the one where the discs were burned) and
   "test" box. "dd if=/dev/cdrom.....|md5sum" results are as expected *on
   both systems*.
   - the main machine boots normally from all the four CDs
   - the test box rejects alphas 1&2 (BIOS does not recognize them as
   bootable) but boots normally from the other two alphas.

Thank you all for help.

Mikhail Maksimov

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Mikhail Maksimov <mcwillin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, all.
> 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've installed 10.10 to the machine, then checked, double-checked and
> re-checked again the two alphas that do not boot. Both unbootable CDs are
> perfectly readable and the checksums are correct (once again, I'm checking
> it on the system that refuses to boot from them), so I assume it is not a
> hardware (cd-rom drive vs. cd-rom disc) issue. The BIOS is proven to be
> capable of booting from cd.
> I'm willing to do further testing but cannot think of anything to check.
> Any suggestions?
> Regards!
> Mikhail Maksimov

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