OpenSUSE Install :: BIOS Message - Fails To Launch From CD

May 16, 2011

Recently, for whatever reason (I am led to suspect a bad hard drive), Windows 7 failed to boot even in safe mode so I decided to just use a clear hard drive and install a far less troublesome OS, so I decided to try to use openSUSE. I used a backup laptop to download and burn the 4.7 GB release. Problem is, I haven't a clue how to get it to work. I thought just placing the burned DVD in when booting would be enough, but the BIOS keeps telling me it fails to launch from CD. Luckily, I had enough foresight to download a live CD just in case. I was able to install from the live CD, and when I checked the DVD, I was able to access all the content.

But I haven't a clue how to use it to upgrade/install all the extra software. Also, I should add I am completely new to this whole thing. While I have used Linux before, for the most part others dealt with all the administrative aspects of ensuring the system actually ran/had the needed software on it. Finally, I have one major restriction placed on this whole issue. I live out in the middle of no-where and the only internet I can get is limited to 200MB a day (I downloaded the CD/DVD elsewhere, but normally don't have a chance to do that). As such, being able to install from the DVD and not needing to download much software would be nice.

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--- excerpt boot.msg ---
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I am now using windwos 7 to make contact

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Under Windows XP in the C Drive, I've downloaded PLoP boot manager to force the USB boot. I've tried about a thousand things and I get a different error message at different times from each attempt. I've got all of those documented, and I imagine I'll need to post them. I'm just not doing it quite yet as sometimes I give too much information and I really feel that I'm being an idiot here, missing something simple.

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i run:
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Command: /usr/lib64/openoffice.org3/program/simpress.bin -impress
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Comment: None
Bug Reports:

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I recently set up a Clonezilla server as I have 200+ computers to reimage. Everything was setup and working fine, until I ran into a computer that has a newer BIOS. Grub loads and works fine, but the kernel hangs.


Server: Dell OptiPlex 740
Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop x32, kernel 2.6.35-30 generic
Clonezilla version: 2.3.8-32


So as mentioned above when I boot the client from PXE to image it, Grub loads, and as it tries to boot, the following lines appear:

Loading vmlinuz-pxe....
Loading initrd-pxe.img.....ready.
Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)....ok
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I updated the bios on a machine that previously worked to confirm/replicate the problem. How do I fix this?

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Feb 1, 2011

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Am I suppose to be downloading the Windows Installer (Wubi) to a CD first where I run it from there? If so, the instructions don't mention that. Can't I download it directly to my C: drive and then run it from there? If so, why am I getting the error message?

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Jul 1, 2010

Since I have installed fedora 13 in my system (HP pavilion 1506tx) I rtsam getting this error every time my system starts/ restarts. I don't know how to correct this error. Here is the message displayed in Automatic Bug reporting tool

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WARNING: at drivers/pci/dmar.c:647 check_zero_address+0x7d/0x191()
Hardware name: HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC
Your BIOS is broken; DMAR reported at address zero!
BIOS vendor: Hewlett-Packard; Ver: F.55; Product Version: 039B140000241210100020000
Modules linked in:
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted #1
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[<c0436e40>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x24/0x27
[<c09d92a3>] check_zero_address+0x7d/0x191
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[<c09d93c8>] detect_intel_iommu+0x11/0x69
[<c09bd888>] pci_iommu_alloc+0x8/0xa
[<c09ca721>] mem_init+0xe/0x245
[<c09b776a>] start_kernel+0x1bf/0x34b
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Dec 9, 2010

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How does one accomplish said task on a netbook without a floppy disc drive? Do I create a bootable DOS USB flash drive that contains just afudos and the new bios flash rom upgrade? And if so, how does one do this? As a side issue, it looks like all the major motherboard vendors do not support Linux. That is, all the motherboard drivers require Windows or DOS.

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