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#1 2013-01-19 15:56:09

ButterChamp
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[SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Hello!

Ive currently got arch linux on my PC. Now that I found out about your distro. I would like to install that.
Currently I have the LiveCD, no problems there.

My problem is that when I want to boot my PC from the CD/DVD drive. The system boots me to Arch Linux instead of giving me the installation screen to !#.

My question is; How do I go from arch linux to installing !#? (A bit of a broad question, posted it on the Arch forums as well, might get some more help!)

Last edited by ButterChamp (2013-01-19 18:35:00)

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#2 2013-01-19 16:22:33

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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Hi,

you have to set your boot order in the BIOS to allow booting from CD or USB (whichever you want) before it approaches the hard drive and looks there.
How did you install Arch? The other possibility is that you have a misburn and your CD is corrupted. Check the md5 sum.


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#3 2013-01-19 16:31:17

ButterChamp
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Okay, well I have that right know. still boots me to Arch.
I go to my boot options and I always choose "Boot from CD/DVD-RW". Still boots me to Arch with the Live CD in the RW.

I used an older arch live disk lying around that I used to just get my almost dying PC back in order to install something else over it all that will function.

So I just followed to /arch/setup (Did not have the option to do it manually as you can now). I had tried burning the newest arch distro. to a dvd and try to put it install it. No luck there either. went to this and I feel like sticking to this. Seems minimalistic and clean.

Thanks for the help!

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#4 2013-01-19 17:06:00

Richard
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

As BarnabyH said you can change the order permanently in the BIOS,
or when booting, most computers flash a message saying which key to press to allow changing the boot device. Some I have encounted are either F11, F12, F2, Delete and holding Ctrl. There may be others,
but lately F11 or F12 seems to be common.

Watch the messages when starting up. If none show, they may be turned off in the BIOS as well.
Usually F2 or Delete when booting will get you into the BIOS configuration.

Just read your last message and it seems you are there, already.

Sooo, I agree with ButterChamp, you may have a bad burn.
If the md5 checks OK, but it still doesn't accept the boot option,
I would try burning again on the slowest speed possible and DAO.

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#5 2013-01-19 17:36:26

ButterChamp
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Right, I burned a new liveCD at x2,4. Still boots me to the option of using:

Arch Linux
Arch Linux Fallback.
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I'm going to try USB to see if theres a difference. (Hopefully not!)
I'll get back to you guys.
Thanks!

*EDIT*

When using the USB flashdrive I receive the error message: "Missing operating system"
Searched a bit and discovered its either an MSDOS error or BIOS.

Is there a way to completely wipe the harddrive or should I bid farewell to my computer?

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#6 2013-01-19 17:46:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

How did you prepare your DVD? I've had experiences with "bootable" USBs that are just ignored at boot time.

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#7 2013-01-19 17:53:40

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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Hi, ButterChamp -- If you have the boot sequence correct in the BIOS and it's not booting from the CD/DVD drive, then chances are the media could be faulty. If you can, try reburning the iso on another disk. Hope that helps.


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#8 2013-01-19 17:55:27

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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

did you accidently just burn the iso as a data cd and not with the "burn iso to cd" option?
when using USB, use "dd" to copy over the iso. just search for it on the forum or wiki.


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#9 2013-01-19 17:56:36

ButterChamp
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

lcafiero wrote:

Hi, ButterChamp -- If you have the boot sequence correct in the BIOS and it's not booting from the CD/DVD drive, then chances are the media could be faulty. If you can, try reburning the iso on another disk. Hope that helps.

Ive done that three times now. Different speeds on all of them. Seems a bit excessive.
Really digging the help guys!

Havent thought about me making such a rookie mistake, don't think I have burnt it as just data. I'll get back on that.

Last edited by ButterChamp (2013-01-19 17:59:05)

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#10 2013-01-19 18:04:21

Richard
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Will that CD drive boot other Linux CDs?


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#11 2013-01-19 18:11:52

ButterChamp
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

Richard wrote:

Will that CD drive boot other Linux CDs?

Currently as it is I dont think so. When I try and boot a newer version of Arch Linux I get the "Missing operating system" error. But I might've burnt the CD's wrong. Currently borrowing my brothers Mac, using the disk utility and burning the image at the moment.

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#12 2013-01-19 18:17:26

ButterChamp
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Re: [SOLVED] Politely asking for help!

**Update**

Thanks guys!
Got it working, problem was within BIOS.
Cheers soo much!

I will soon give back to the community!  big_smile

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