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I recently purchased Knoppix and was able to use the DVD several times on my laptop without incident. On this past Saturday, I tried to boot up the DVD by pressing F12 as it loaded and notice that the laptop still boots from the hard drive even if I am pressing F12.
I also tried this on another computer in my home and the DVD worked well. However, after a few days of booting up, the same thing happened again and will not let me switch my computer to have it boot off the DVD.
Ok, I'm totally new here. I'm in a UNIX class and its becoming more and more stressful as the days go by. I was able to work off the DVD at one point, now I can't. Is there a "workaround" to boot my system off the DVD?
Boot your machine and press whatever key is needed during the initial start up to access and edit your BIOS settings. make sure that booting from the cdrom/dvd drive is selected as the first choice in the boot order.