Problem creating Knoppix boot disc

By Steveor
Jan 19, 2009
  1. I'm trying to create a bootable Knoppix CD in order to solve an ntfs.sys error (long story) but every time I attempt to start my system from a DVD-RW, I get a message stating "Selected boot device not available."

    I've never done this before so I'm looking for advice on where I went wrong. With that in mind these are the steps I took in producing my CD/DVD:

    Chose my download site from this Knoppix web page. Chose Purdue's http site. Downloaded Knoppix_V5.1CD-2007-01-04-EN.iso (a 696 mb file). There are md5, md5.asc, sha1, and sha1.asc files as well but I didn't download them. As I have no CD burn programs on my computer I used the Windows XP burn utility already installed and copied the file to a DVD-RW.

    I edited my BIOS to boot from CD and attempted to run Knoppix. Then I get the above message.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    To create a boot disc you cannot copy the files to a cd (copy\burn that is)
    You must use an ISO burning program. I posted a free one here:
    (obviously disregard the Memtest stuff ;) )
  3. Steveor

    Steveor TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Kimsland. That did the trick.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
    It would have been a shame if that big download didn't work
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