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Re: baffled .. the 2019-01-27 debian-10.0-ppc64-NETINST-1.iso not bootable

On 7/6/19 2:58 AM, Brad Boyer wrote:
On Sat, Apr 06, 2019 at 01:28:20PM -0400, Dennis Clarke wrote:
On 4/6/19 2:44 AM, Rick Thomas wrote:
It???s *possible* that the DVD drive in the dual-socket machine is not able to boot from DVD-RW.  (I have seen this before occasionally)

Try burning to a DVD-R

Oh that is just wild. Just an off the wall wild idea.

Thank you for that as I was really beginning to suspect hardware.

I have a pile of DVD+RW dual Layer media and maybe .. maybe somewhere a
DVD-R kicking around. Really .. who uses this stuff anymore ever since
the USB thumbdrive thing was invented?

I know this thread is old, but I wanted to give some input. The original
optical drives in the early G5 systems don't officially support DVD-RW.
I'm pretty sure I got mine to read some of them, but it's unreliable.

I have been through this a few times and have seen some oddball behavior
from ye old G5. I say oddball because a DVD drive should "just work" and
even for something from ten years ago.  However it doesn't.

Dennis Clarke
UNIX and Linux spoken
GreyBeard and suspenders optional

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