View Full Version : DL'd the ISO's but they will not boot
25th June 2006, 06:53 PM
Ok I have tried to install FC5 to solve a data problem I have with my Intel i386 laptop drive and getting to the information.
I burned all thhe iso's with the Disc Utility and Toast 6 with no luck. They both refused to work it just boots straight to OS X.
I have a Powerbook G4 800mhz DVI
I also noticed that only CD 5 would load on the desktop. Even with the Toast burned CD they just eject without reading them.
So I am looking for the missing link. I noticed some mention of the boot.iso in the guide in this section however I did not find any mention of needing it in FC5 nor am I sure where exactly to look.
25th June 2006, 11:04 PM
Is your bios set to boot from the cd/dvd?
Make sure your utility is bruning the iso and not just copying the iso to a disk (both can be done and only the first works to boot).
Can you check the disks on another machine? This will tell us if it is a disk problem or a machine problem.
26th June 2006, 06:30 AM
I am not sure what to think I got a old Ubuntu to launch just fine but everything I did did not work. I swapped drives (CDRW/DVD) and I could read the CD's I had burned that i could not before but then the drive stopped reading them (I was able to get half way through the Ubuntu 6 install, I choose it because it was one disc only, but then it failed and refused to boot of it or any other discs again as well as refusing to burn anything.)
I am not sure what to think I am working on getting a friend to burn FC5 PPC to a DVD for me. I will try that... But it seems any ISO I burn does not work at all. *Shrug* I am not sure what to think.
The Bios idea is something I would try but with a Mac thats not really something you can easily access nor is it a BIOS is the way you might be thinking.
Either way I think I am just going to buy a Super Drive or an Alum model G4 lol. Either will soolve any drive problems. I am not sure if this drive just hates ISO's, I have tried a few programs, if its just getting old and not working as it should (Although all other discs I burn work fine) or if its OS X and ISO's (Although everyone else seems to be ok with them) so I am just confused.
I think its probably the aging drive most likely. I will just ignore it until I can get a good DVD for installation and go from there.
I really need to find a way to move the data off my Linux LVM HD to this HD. Thats all I need to do. I save dthe HD from my last laptop because it was bigger and I was going to use this 40gig for a back up in my external case... but I can not access the Partition with all the information in OS X Tiger so I am SOL for the moment.
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