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#1 2013-11-18 18:29:11

customscrollbar
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Install CD won't boot after BIOS [SOLVED]

I downloaded .iso file from Arch website; slow burned it to CD-RW two different times, with two different burners. I put the CD into my drive and reboot the computer; then I hit F2 when the BIOS menu was loading up, to change the boot sequence to boot CD-drive first. Hit Esc and save. Then it returned to BIOS menu, like normal, started to proceed like usual, went to a black screen with one of these  '_' under dash symbols blinking, then presented the message: "ISOLINUX 6.02 ETCD", and did nothing, basically looked frozen. I restarted my computer a few times and kept getting the same result.

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop.
My partition scheme is:
sda1: current OS (Bodhi Linux)
sda2: empty
sda3: swap space
And my bootloader I'm not sure about, maybe it dont like the Arch CD?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by customscrollbar (2013-11-19 15:50:25)

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#2 2013-11-18 19:22:53

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Re: Install CD won't boot after BIOS [SOLVED]

How did you create the CD? Did you check the md5sum of the iso after you downloaded it?

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that is able to boot from USB -- is this an option for you? If you try it, do not use Unetbootin to copy the iso to USB.

Also, search the forum for the error you received; others have had this problem.

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#3 2013-11-18 21:34:36

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Re: Install CD won't boot after BIOS [SOLVED]

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#4 2013-11-19 15:51:02

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Re: Install CD won't boot after BIOS [SOLVED]

USB stick. BOOM!

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#5 2013-11-19 16:05:57

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Re: Install CD won't boot after BIOS [SOLVED]

customscrollbar wrote:

USB stick. BOOM!

If archiso made your usb stick explode, please file a bug report.

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