Re: Debian Live hangs on cd boot.
On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:00:27 -0500 (EST)
Stephen Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2010-01-12 at 12:23:49 -0500, Jack Schneider wrote:
> > Hi, All I have a debian live cd which starts to boot. I get the
> > ISOLINUX 3.71 Debian-2008-9-06 Copyright notice. Then it just hangs-
> > cd active. Disk is debian-live-502-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso MD5
> > sums check out...Cd is on-top in bios boot priority. Others,
> > sysrescucd, Ubuntu, Debian testing net-installer all boot fine. I
> > have tried other RW disks. 'may try CD-R disk if no one has a
> > helping guess...
> You haven't said what your hardware is, and this is just a wild guess.
> But I have an old laptop which frequently hangs on cold boot from CD
> (i.e. boot from power-on). Warm boot from an already running
> operating system (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) works fine. Obviously, it's
> possible there's something wrong with the image or with that
> particular burn of the image. But try warm booting the Debian Live CD
> after booting something else first. In fact, try warm booting from
> the hang of the cold boot. That is one possibility. In the case of
> my laptop, the cold boot from CD problem appears to be a BIOS bug.
Thanks for the reply. My hardware is a Supermicro X7DAL-E M/B a couple
of years old. I burned the image using Brasero from an Ubuntu laptop.
I tried your suggestion - Warm Boot - deliberately I probably had done
it before, without thinking, chasing this..