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Thread: GRUB fails to allow boot from CD

  1. #11
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    Re: GRUB fails to allow boot from CD

    Cool!

    Thanks!

    But will it require sacrificing a USB stick?

    I've got a feeling it won't, but I just want to make sure.

  2. #12
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    Re: GRUB fails to allow boot from CD

    Mine is doing the same thing, boot order is set for the CDROM before the HDD but it still loads straight to grub without allowing me to boot from a CD and I know it's not a hardware issue because when I boot into either Linux Mint or XP I can use the CDROM drive without any issues at all, it's something in the boot order that grub is doing wrong.

    Doesn't matter too much to me since I can just back up all important data, do a partition magic in XP, wipe Linux, do a MBR restore and do it all over again, but still a nuisance.

  3. #13
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    Loveland, CO
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: GRUB fails to allow boot from CD

    I was not aware that GRUB had the ability to boot from CD's.

    Forgive me, but I thought that work was done by the BIOS.

  4. #14
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    Re: GRUB fails to allow boot from CD

    It would seem that it does not have the ability to boot from a CD, what it does have is the ability to bypass the boot order set in the BIOS. I was eventually able to boot from a CD by removing my hard drive then reinserting it as the CD loaded. I was unable to reset the MBR in the XP recovery counsel as well. Since I backed up all important data and it is something of a test mule of a computer I'm reformatting it now.

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