Wonder if a BIOS update will help (as it used to work).
Originally Posted by fondspar
thanks pharmd, I tried this but under 'storage', all I get is 2 choices, 'diskette drives' and 'IDE devices', but nothing about boot order ... I still need to check out hp website about this model . it is presario 5070. thanks again,
Did you go through all the menus that you have? It might be under advanced or ...
Sometimes a distro offers the option to create a bootable floppy to startof with. It might be an option to bypass your problem.
Read up on it in the documentation of the distro (I did use it with RH7/8 on older PCs that could not boot from CD)