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Old 26th December 2011, 17:50
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Hi,

After much convincing by many using ISPConfig 3, I decided to switch to Debian 6 using Falko's tutorial here: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...ot-ispconfig-3

I already purchased this version online from a vendor that has been solid in the past. The version ISO files from the link above gives a 404 (much updates on links at HowToForge need updating).

For some reason, I simply cannot get Debian to boot from the DVD. The Bios is set how it has always been for successful Linux installs. I have tried on two motherboards, both of which have seen at least a combined 100 successful Linux installs.

Is there anything special that needs to be set in the bios for Debian 6? Thanks for the help.
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Old 27th December 2011, 21:12
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You can always download the latest isos from http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/#stable - no need to buy them from a vendor...
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Old 27th December 2011, 23:54
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Hi Falko,

Thanks for the response. Actually I tried this today. Fortunately there was quite a selection. It just seems that no one wants to make a bootable iso file there. Unless I am losing my mind (which is fairly standard), I probably burned up 15 bucks worth of DVDs for different 64 bit Debian 6. None would boot. Tried the USB 64 bit boot file there too....no go. Making sure I wasn't having machine or bios problems, I popped in the old Fedora 14 which booted right up. Who knows?

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Old 28th December 2011, 02:48
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This is the one you need: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...64-netinst.iso
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Old 28th December 2011, 16:52
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Hi Falko,

Thanks for the link. I wish I could say this one worked. I viewed the contents and saw the boot image...still no go. Must be doing something wrong. The disk burn is too small on the DVD and taking only ten minutes with the slowest burn speed, while at the same time the expected burn time at this speed states around 2 1/2 hours (which seems more appropriate). Gotta be user error. Can't seem to get a simple disk burned!
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This is a netboot image, it has only a size of < 200 MB and fits on a normal CD rom. So it will not take longer then a few minutes to burn it to cd.
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Old 28th December 2011, 17:04
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So quick question. Should I put this only on a CD versus a DVD? Three slow burned DVDs did not boot.
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Old 28th December 2011, 17:34
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I use always a CD, dont know if the image works for a dvd as well.
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Old 28th December 2011, 17:35
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Ok, this may be the issue. That's what I'll do. Thank you, Till
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Old 28th December 2011, 19:50
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Well,

I gave it a whirl with a CD versus the DVD...still no go. Thanks anyway
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