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Old 06-08-2002, 02:50 PM   #1
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AHHHH!!! Help me boot into LINUX from XP


i am about to install linux on an XP system but XP wont boot from the CD or anything else. It also wont let me into the BIOS. i kept pressing ESC as it booted but it just kept loading!!!. How can i get into BIOS to tell how to boot from CD??

PLEASE REPLY ASAP!!!
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-Alex
 
Old 06-08-2002, 03:28 PM   #2
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does it tell you what to press at bootup to get into the BIOS ?? if its esc, try to repeatedly press it until it comes up with the BIOS settings. other than that, that is really the only way to setup to boot from CD. If its already set to boot to CD, it might be a bad disk.
 
Old 06-08-2002, 05:01 PM   #3
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no, i said that i already tried to keep pushing ESC. When you first turn on the computer it displays the Hewlett Packard logo like 2 seconds the it display The Windows XP logo with a bar that moves back and forth saying loading. after 5 seconds windows is booted up and has the screen that asks for user name and password.
 
Old 06-08-2002, 05:27 PM   #4
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wrong key

press the del key not the escape key.
 
Old 06-08-2002, 06:45 PM   #5
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oh yeah, thats what i meant, DEL, not ESC
so n e other suggestions?
 
Old 06-08-2002, 08:21 PM   #6
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Contact HP to see how you get into the BIOS. Some require like F2 or F10 even to get into the BIOS.
 
Old 06-08-2002, 11:54 PM   #7
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Ummm, how about the manual?

My HP uses F1, F10 is Compaq afaik, del or F2 - maybe, another combination I've seen on older pc's is Ctrl + S or maybe Ctrl + Alt + S. That was a weird one...
 
Old 06-09-2002, 01:12 AM   #8
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well earlier i figured out that F1 is what is used.
but i cant seem to get it to boot from cd yet i set the CD boot to top priority.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-09-2002, 01:21 AM   #9
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the linux cd your trying to boot to install, did you burn it yourself or is it a retail type cd that you might have bought ??
 
Old 06-09-2002, 01:34 AM   #10
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i burnt it using nero
when i put the CD in while running windows the little screen comes up showing me about madrake and stuff, but i dunno, it could be the cd.

-Alex
 
Old 06-09-2002, 03:23 AM   #11
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Try booting with win XP install disc, or any other bootable disk just to check if it's a BIOS not booting from CD or if it's a bad CD. In either case you might want to try starting the installation with floppies.
Good luck
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:35 AM   #12
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i would, but no install CD or boot disks because HP is gay and didn't come with them.
 
  


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