Non-system disk or disk error

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by David, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. David

    David Guest


    Just installed VPC 2004 and am trying to boot Linux
    Slackware 9.1 installation from my two CD-ROM drives and
    an ISO image and it keeps giving me 'Non-system disk or
    disk error' message.

    Both CD-ROMs are connected to IDE2 with one HDD on IDE1.
    I have tried changing jumpers, ide cables, disabling CD-
    ROMs in BIOS and then trying to boot from an ISO image
    with no joy.

    Many thanks for any help
    David, Apr 11, 2004
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  2. David

    Steve Jain Guest

    Have you captured the ISO or cd-rom in the VPC guest?

    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Steve Jain, Apr 11, 2004
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  3. Let's say CD #1 is an iso image. Start with capturing
    the .iso with the drop down menu for the emulated CD
    (right click on the disc icon). When you are ready for
    the next, physical disc, drop the menu down and
    select "use Drive D:", or whatever. Then do "use Drive
    E: for the third (or however your drive letters go).
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2004
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