On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 08:54:54PM +1100, August Simonelli wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've had some trouble with booting from the 5.2 ISO I downloaded. Some
> background (long-winded, but bear with me):
> 
> I downloaded 5.2RC2 disk1 and 5.2RC2 disk2 with Firebird on Red Hat 9. 
> All
> seemed well. I scp'd those files to my Mac (Panther) and created dmg's 
> and
> burned them to a CD. All looked well. I then tried to boot from the CD 
> but
> it didn't work. I made sure all BIOS settings were set to boot from CD
> first. I tested with a WinXP install CD and it could boot from cd. I 
> tried
> the FreeBSD cd on another machine and it failed as well (windows 
> worked).


According to this link, converting an iso to dmg seems to disable
booting off CD. So you may want to burn the iso straight.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/debian-user-200301/msg05920.html

hth
Gautam

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