Thank you snowpine, thank you TobiSGD for your answers.
1. Yes I've tested the CD in several other computer and it works well.
2. Actually, it is what I'm trying to understand, how to "ask" the computer to boot automatically on the CD.
Here is what I get when start my computer without putting the cd:
FreeDOS kernel version 1.1.32a (Build 2032a) [Sep 24 2003 21:58:48]
Kernel compatibility 7.10 - WATCOMC - FAT32 support
(C) Copyright 1995-2003 Pasquale J. Villani and The FreeDOS Project.
All Rights Reserved. This is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation ;
either version 2, or (at your option) nay later version.
C: HD1, Pri [ 1], CHS= 0-32-33, start= 1 MB, size= 900MB
0 - Choose English as the locale and keyboard layout.
1 - Choose French as the locale and keyboard layout.
2 - Choose Italian as the locale and keyboard layout.
3 - Choose German as the locale and keyboard layout.
4 - Choose Spanish as the locale and keyboard layout.
5 - Choose LA Spanish as the locale and keyboard layout.
6 - Choose Brazilian as the locale and keyboard layout.
7 - Choose Portuguese as the locale and keyboard layout.
8 - Choose International English as the locale and keyboard layout.
Select from Menu , or press [ENTER] - Singlestepping (F8) is: OFF
But when I start my laptop here is what I get when I put the CD:
"Press the ESC Key for Startup Menu"
And when I push on ESC key, I get this message:
Unable to switch off A20 address line.
Size clamped down to 64MB (0xfbc0 Kib to be precise).
0x03EF0000 (65994752 decimal) bytes extended memory detected
Public Domain ATAPI CD-ROM Driver v0.2.10 ALPHA, KJD 2001-2003
Failure! No IDE/ATAPI Dreives found!
Kernel: allocated 40 Diskbuffers = 21280 Bytes in HMA
FreeCom version 0.82 pl 2 [Apr 28 2003 17:50:57]
Error setting soft hotkey mode
CuteMouse v1.9 [FreeDOS]
Installed at PS/2 port
SHSUCDX Version 2.1
(c)John H. McCoy, October 2000, Sam Houston State University
Jason Hood, August 2003. http://shsucdx.adoxa.cjb.net/
Can't open CD driver FDCD0001
SHSUCDX can't install.
XKEYB 1.15: keyboard driver for FreeDOS AT machines (more info: XKEYB /?)
So what should I do?