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    Hi
    After some though I went back to Turbo CnC on my mill...it worked great
    for 14 years ..with the same computer...and it now runs again.
    I don't need all the bells and whistle of mach 3 as I use two CAM programs..
    BUT
    I am looking at Linux for the Lathe (which now runs in Mach3)
    I have the boot disc made, but I can not get the computer to boot into to it.
    I has windows 2000 nt....
    I set the bis to boot from the CD and it waits a second or two and then go on to Windows...
    Tried setting all to boot from Cd only and it still goes into windows...
    Any suggestions
    Eddie
    please visit my webpage:
    http://motorworks88.webs.com/

  • #2
    How did you burn the CD? If you just copied the file it will not boot, you must burn the ISO image to make a CD bootable.

    http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/common...tting_linuxcnc

    BTW, you will love LinuxCNC for your lathe. I do 90% of the ops using ngcgui subroutines and no programming.

    John
    My Web Site

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    • #3
      Thanks....I burned it from a jump drive....no burner on my lap top...
      back to the drawing board...
      thanks
      eddie
      please visit my webpage:
      http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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      • #4
        Also - if the CD-ROM has not been used in ages - It may be bad. Do you have another boot-able cd like windows 2000/xp to test? (that would rule out hardware)

        sam

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        • #5
          Thanks....true, the Cd drive has not been used in years...I'll test it in the am at the shop...
          eddie
          please visit my webpage:
          http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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          • #6
            Does your computer understand booting from USB? If so, try making a bootable Linux to a USB stick
            Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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            • #7
              If the computer is pretty old you might need to us the 8.04 LiveCD.

              John
              My Web Site

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              • #8
                Eddie: Good luck with this project. I tried for 3 days to make a "bootable" disc. I tried copying the ISO file on my XP laptop. It said that the file was there and an ISO file, but no luck. I tried copying on my desktop Vista computer. It said that the ISO file was there, but still would not boot. Finally after 3 days and at least a dozen attempts, I used my wifes laptop with windows7. I now have a bootable disc. I even had a friend try copying the file with "Nero", and he had to use a "shadow drive", but it only booted to a "dos like screen" he said.

                I told BigJohnT and Sparky_NY, I thought possibly it was IE8 or Verizon Fios, my provider. Finally Windows7, got it after about 20+ hours of aggrevation.

                I still haven't had much time to check out linux, but hope to soon.

                Ken

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                • #9
                  Wow...I don't feel so bad now...on my 4th disc and I still can not get it....
                  Tried both latest and 8.o4....still nothing....system come up not a bootable disc and goes to windows..
                  eddie
                  please visit my webpage:
                  http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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                  • #10
                    Amazingly every time I follow the instructions for making a bootable disk to the letter it works... I still can't figure out what you were doing wrong Ken... perhaps your living over an old Paleoindians burial ground...

                    John
                    My Web Site

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                    • #11
                      Did you try to boot a windows flavor cd? (commercially made..)? (again to rule out hardware)

                      I am with JT. (I have burned tons of linuxcnc on pretty much all versions of windows.) I really like the http://infrarecorder.org/ burner. It burns ISO's correctly and it is free.

                      Originally posted by motorworks View Post
                      Wow...I don't feel so bad now...on my 4th disc and I still can not get it....
                      Tried both latest and 8.o4....still nothing....system come up not a bootable disc and goes to windows..
                      eddie

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                      • #12
                        From the link jt posted.

                        Burning the ISO in Windows

                        Download and install Infra Recorder, a free and open source image burning program: http://infrarecorder.org/

                        Insert a blank CD in the drive and select Do nothing or Cancel if an auto-run dialog pops up.

                        Open Infra Recorder, and select the Actions menu, then Burn image.

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                        • #13
                          Ok
                          I am using the burner on my dell laptop...the one that came with it... windows xp
                          I will try down loading the burner you suggested and see what happens...
                          eddie
                          please visit my webpage:
                          http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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                          • #14
                            Couple of things more..
                            - CD-R's is all I have ever used.
                            - If you can - burn it at a lower speed. (like 8x or 6x)

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                            • #15
                              Lots of "CD" software are aimed at burning music CD's and not burning an image file like an ISO file. If it won't boot up then you just "copied" the files.

                              More info on ISO files here.

                              John
                              My Web Site

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