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    Cant Boot From DVDrom


    I got an old IBM Netvista 6350 33u, which came with a cdrom and an additional dvdrom. I have decided to install centOS 6.4 to it. To do so I have made a bootable DVD of centOS and try to boot it, but when i went to bios it shows me that both CDrom and DVDrom are connected to IDE port but it cant boot from DVDrom.

    so I have unplagged the CDrom and made my DVDrom to be a master drive and try to manipulate bios, but even though I have connected a DVDrom and in bios-> startup menu (F1) it shows like CD/DVDrom, when i use startup (F12) from it only shows CDrom

    and I cant boot it from there. I tried everything .. when i use a CD (Win XP) for booting purpose it works.

    How can i resolve this problem ??

    Thanks in advance.
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    Download a smaller centos that will fit on a CD, rather than a DVD.

    As you say, it's an old machine.

    You can plug all sorts of media devices into it, but that doesn't mean you can boot from them. The drivers have to be in the BIOS, not in any OS you might load.
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    Do the CDRom or DVDRom read the disks (at least show the contents of the disk) if you are already booted into an OS?
    [Old drives like that aren't usually able to read the newer media ID's, out now, without first upgrading their firmware to do so.]
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    Do the CDRom or DVDRom read the disks (at least show the contents of the disk) if you are already booted into an OS?
    [Old drives like that aren't usually able to read the newer media ID's, out now, without first upgrading their firmware to do so.]
    yes when i am in xp it shows me two drives and it can read from my DVD.
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    Do you have a bootable XP cd?..Can you boot from it?

    If YES, how are you burning the CentOS install ISO?
    1. Are you burning it as a Disk Image to disk?
    2. Or are you just burning the ISO "file" directly to disk?
    3. Or are you extracting the contents of the ISO and burning those contents to disk?
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    Do you have a bootable XP cd?..Can you boot from it?

    If YES, how are you burning the CentOS install ISO?
    1. Are you burning it as a Disk Image to disk?
    2. Or are you just burning the ISO "file" directly to disk?
    3. Or are you extracting the contents of the ISO and burning those contents to disk?
    I am burning ISO file to a DVD. By the way I have done this procedure to another pc.
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