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D945GCLF problems booting from external CD/DVD drive

idata
Community Manager
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I have been working on multiple D945GCLF desktop boards for about a month now. I am installing OpenSUSE 11.1 on them. The problem is that each and everyone of them is having issues booting from an external CD/DVD drive. I continuously get errors "No bootable device found..." and post codes BA and 94 at the bottom of the screen. If I play around with the BIOS setting for about an hour and keep rebooting with different settings, it eventually boots but there is no set configuration that makes them boot. It has been different on about 10 boards. I literally have to play around with the BIOS settings till it works. I have the latest BIOS version and everything. I have been researching this problem and cant find a solution. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Adolfo_S_Intel2
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Hi,

I would recommend trying with different CD/DVD brand/model.

Also keep in mind that this motherboard has only limites support for Linux as showing at:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-008326.htm

You can also try contacting the CD/DVD manufacturer to see if they have any updated firmware for your CD/DVD drive.

Adolfo

idata
Community Manager
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Adolfo,

Thank you very much for your response. I probably should have been more specific. I have also tried booting with a windows boot disk on an external floppy drive, tried booting from a bootable usb stick, and a different external CD drive and had the same issue with all of them. If I play around with the BIOS enough, they do eventually boot and work great. It just takes a while to mess with it till it works. Do you have any other ideas of what might be causing this?

Thanks

-Sarah B

Adolfo_S_Intel2
Employee
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Hi Sarah,

In that case, I would recommend trying a CMOS clear as instructed at:

http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/emea/eng/support/lcs/FAQ/411560.htm

If that does not help try doing the BIOS update trough the recovery method as instructed at:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm

Adolfo

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