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Can't Get Live CD to Boot


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I have an HP pavillion zt1230 laptop (old, but still want to try to do something with it). I can not seem to get a live-cd to boot on this machine. I have tried ubuntu 8.10, Knoppix (old, but I had it so...) and BackTrack3 live CD . My other laptops and desktops boot from these live CDs with no problem.

Any ideas as to why it won't boot?

Is there anything I can try to get it to boot on the hp?

Thanks in advance

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The CD works on my other computers though. Could this still be the issue?

Upgrade the BIOS and burn at a slower speed. Your drive may not be new/good enough to read the CD without it being burnt at a slower speed. I had this problem before with an old desktop... The CD booted on my laptop but not the desktop so I burnt it at a lower speed and it booted fine.

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