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Booting HP Pavilion ze4500

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Booting HP Pavilion ze4500
October 10, 2007 06:07AM
Hello,

I have Elive 1.0 installed on my work laptops, and love it. I decided I wanted to install on my personal laptop but am not able to boot the livecd.

I currently have kUbuntu installed (From a LiveCD) and have had both PCBSD and BackTrack2 installed recently. Now I only have kUbuntu.

The system BIOS is fine (I can boot other LiveCD's such as Auditor / Backtrack / *Ubuntu's)

The disk installs on other laptops (IBM Thinkpads) and MD5 passes

Does anyone have any suggestions on things I can try?

This isn't the first LiveCD that wont boot, Fedora, Debian and Elive have now failed, so it's not limited to Elive.

Any idea's as to why some distro's are failing and others are not?

Here's my dmesg from kUbuntu for my cd:

hdc: QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-241, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)

Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

I would love to convert all my laptops to Elive, so any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Re: Booting HP Pavilion ze4500
November 10, 2007 04:49AM
I think the problem is your ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20 drives, Their are cheatcodes that can get around these problems try the Goblin and Slax Forums for cheat codes. Some laptops are very finicky as regard to cd/dvds I was adding software to a new Acer to-day using a microsoft disk it took 10 attempts to load and setup the same disc on my desktop was instant.