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asipper 11-12-2011 08:04 PM

How to boot from cd?
 
I just found an old computer and am trying to install linux. But there is no option in BIOS to boot from a cd. Is there a way ?

PS: It's Windows XP SP 2( I think)

MS3FGX 11-12-2011 10:08 PM

Any computer new enough to run Windows XP must have the option to boot to CD, perhaps it is called something else in the BIOS? What is the make and model of the machine?

asipper 11-13-2011 05:32 AM

HP Pavilion a820n

onebuck 11-13-2011 08:31 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4522590)
I just found an old computer and am trying to install linux. But there is no option in BIOS to boot from a cd. Is there a way ?

PS: It's Windows XP SP 2( I think)

Crica 2004 computer from the specs. What I have found is that the boot order is under the advance tab within your BIOS.

From boot;
After the Flash screen, try F2 or 'Esc' for the boot menu, leaning more to the 'Esc' key to provide the boot menu. You should then get the menu to select the boot device.

asipper 11-13-2011 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4522851)
Hi,


Crica 2004 computer from the specs. What I have found is that the boot order is under the advance tab within your BIOS.

From boot;
After the Flash screen, try F2 or 'Esc' for the boot menu, leaning more to the 'Esc' key to provide the boot menu. You should then get the menu to select the boot device.

T



Thank you so much! It was Esc


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