Subject: Re: 1.5_ALPHA2/i386 bootable CD image available
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/2000 17:26:29
On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 12:11:35PM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> Patrick Welche <> writes:
> > A few days ago someone posted about having made disk image and said that for
> > him it booted on a SCSI CD drive but not an "IDE" drive. I made one and it
> > did boot on a PC here via atapi. I took this image away and tried on an
> > older computer with CD on atapibus and it didn't boot.
> Many "older" PCs cannot boot from CD; they will only boot from a
> floppy or harddisk. If your BIOS setup doesn't have a "boot order"
> setting that includes "CD" somewhere in one of the orders, you're
> pretty much screwed. (BTW, you should make sure the boot order is set
> to place "CD" at the front).

Oh, but it did! (set CD / floppy / IDE-1 ) with no joy..