LFS LiveCD Boot Failure - Disk error 10

zhengyi goodmenzy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 16:52:50 PDT 2008

From: Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org>
Subject: Re: LFS LiveCD Boot Failure - Disk error 10
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:40:37 -0400

> Ross Bearman wrote:
> > I found a spare 160Gb IDE hard drive laying around and so thought I'd 
> > try LFS scratch again. On my previous attempts I'd found getting the 
> > correct versions of the necessary applications a nightmare, and the 
> > liveCD refused to boot on my other machines. Now that I had a spare hard 
> > drive I could put it into my main machine which I hoped I'd have more 
> > luck with.
> > 
> > For the first time it actually managed to boot up to the isolinux loader 
> > (blue and grey logo with the orange and black console) however after 
> > pressing [Enter] to boot I receive the following message:
> > 
> >     boot:
> >     Loading isolinux: Disk error 10, AX = 4280, drive EF
> > 
> >     Boot failed: press a key to retry...
> I assume you are trying to boot the CD in the usual way? I.e., from an 
> actual CD-ROM drive and a burned CD-R or CD-RW disc? If so, at this 
> early stage of the boot process, the problem cannot be your hard disk.
> You get an error before the kernel is even loaded. (Btw, unless you 
> typed in 'isolinux', the message you see must say 'Loading linux'). This 
> means that the boot loader is having trouble reading the disc. Very 
> likely, you CD-ROM drive is faulty or dirty, or your disc is dirty or 
> scratched, or it wasn't successfully burned.

If you use a usb-cdrom, it may not boot.
At least, my computer refuse to boot linux from usb-cdrom
but I can boot MSWindows by usb................................

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