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Having Problem Booting into iso

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Last response: in Open Source Software
March 1, 2012 3:51:47 PM

To start off, I know I'm an idiot.

I had cent os 6 running on my desktop, and I went to reformat the hard drive and install a fresh copy.
I reformated the hard drive and created a new / and /swap partition.

I finished the installation, and went to reboot in to the fresh install. The computer wouldn't boot. I then proceeded to try the installation again, and the computer won't boot to the burned iso. I've tried other unix installations, and those won't boot up either.

I threw in a copy of windows 7, and it booted to the installer.
What the hell am I missing here?

Thanks for your help

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March 1, 2012 3:56:31 PM

Some more details might help.

Previously, I had the installation on 1 of the 3 hard drives, and I mounted the other two after I had previously installed cent os.

I have since then unplugged the hard drives, leaving just one. Still no luck :\.

The desktop's specs:
AMD 64 X2 3800+

I was trying to install the X86 edition of Centos, but that shouldn't make a difference, right?

Thanks again for your help
March 1, 2012 7:47:38 PM

Sounds like a badly burnt CD to me. If possible, try it in another PC.

What burning software did you use, and did you verify the burn? ImgBurn is pretty good for burning ISOs. (I take it you did actually burn an ISO rather than just copying the ISO file to the CD?)
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March 1, 2012 7:55:08 PM

I've tried using imgburn and the burner included on windows 7.
They work on other computers :\
March 2, 2012 5:29:15 AM

Are you burning on the computer you are trying to install on? Your drive may be faulty and have problems reading burned CDs.