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Install CD won't boot from cdrom drive

I tried to install a Linus OS on my hard drive, but the system won't boot from the CD's. Is this a defective board?

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  • Jack Lynch Apr 07, 2007

    The system BIOS was set to boot from the cdrom.
    I did finally get it to boot from a cd-rw drive, but only after unplugging my dvd-rw.
    Apparently, my Lite-On DVD-RW drive doesn't work with this motherboard. I later installed a NEC DVD drive and did not experience any problems.

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I have a similar problem, except i am trying to format my hardrive after my previous one died out on me. I have made sure the primary boot on the bios settings is cd-rom , then the secondary is serial ata then floppy. Is this secondary boot device right or should it be hdd?. currently while trying to load the operating system it comes up with the error {Be_s}{be s with/without the windows xp pro cd in the cd-rom drive. i didn't used to have this error until i replaced the hard drive and im not sure if its related can anyone help?.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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I have the same problem actually. a lite-on dvdrw, and it won't boot on my nforce3 unless an ide harddrive is set higher in the boot order than my sata drives which i actually boot from. a bit awkward.. just means that with you go back to the other bootloader once you have installed the stuff.. you can get grub for windows too. it doesn't cause me that much of a problem until today. i'm trying to figure out what's wrong instead of getting a random ide drive and plugging it in :(

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Maybe you need to check the boot process in the BIOS and make sure that it tries to start from the CD-ROM and not the hard drive. Usually, to get to the BIOS (I don't know how much of a tech that you are), on start up, hit the "del" key when you turn it on to get to it. Once in BIOS, hit the right arrow button to goto "Boot" and move down to "Boot Priority Device" and make sure that it goes to your CD-Rom first and then your hard drive. Let me know if you have any further questions.

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