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Bug 30172 - Can't boot from CD on Toshiba
Can't boot from CD on Toshiba
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-01 10:23 EST by Inger Karin Haarbye
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-09 21:04:15 EST
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Description Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-03-01 10:23:00 EST
Toshiba Satellite 2180, Satellite Pro 4280 and 4290 don't boot from
installation CD. Installation with boot from floppy works.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-01 12:31:35 EST
Have you booted from the CD device before?
Comment 2 Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-03-01 13:19:53 EST
Everything works OK with RedHat 7.0 installation (included boot from
Comment 3 R P Herrold 2001-03-01 21:28:08 EST
On Thu, 15 Feb 2001 mattdm@mattdm.org wrote:

> Anyone else have a toshiba laptop?

Yes -- I reported a MM CDR CD-boot issue -- installed B1 fine
with a floppy boot.img


I could not boot 7.1B1; I cannot boot 7.1RC1 with my toshiba laptop either ...

... It did install 7.0 official pressed CD's ...  EWT <?>'s comment today was
that 2.88 images were being used, and this may be a factor ...
Comment 4 R P Herrold 2001-03-06 19:38:04 EST
I re-verified that the pressed CD Official set 7.0 WILL boot on my Toshiba ...
it does without any issue.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-09 11:25:23 EST
Just so I'm clear, you can do a CDROM install using a boot floppy though, correct?
Comment 6 R P Herrold 2001-03-09 14:26:22 EST
Herrold: as to 7.1RC2 -- I will test this PM and report
Comment 7 Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-03-09 16:00:27 EST
I have had no (other) problems with CDROM install on my Toshiba(s) - I have
tried Fisher, Wolverine and RC2. I have to _boot_ from floppy, but installation
from CD works fine :-)
Comment 8 R P Herrold 2001-03-09 21:04:11 EST
Tested on Toshiba 490XCDT witha floppy boot, and locally burned CD's (in IBM
marque media) with 7.1RC2 with no issues ... Works for me ... as they say.
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-20 12:31:52 EST
We are using a 2.88M boot image on the CD boot now, perhaps the Toshiba does not
support this.

Probably not an issue we can correct since its a BIOS issue.

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