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Old 11-10-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
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Booting Linux From A Cd


I Have A Mandriva Linux Bootable Cd.but The System Doesn't Boot From The Cd On Restarting The Pc.is It Bcos Cd Is Not The First Boot Disk.
If So How Do I Set Cd As The First Boot Disk.i Have A P4 Processor With Windows Xp.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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On most systems the boot order is set in the bios, when you first turn on the pc, depending on the system you will press the Delete key or F1 or F2.
Use your arrow keys to navigate, WARNING: watch what you are doing in here. Find the part for boot order then set cdrom as first in boot priority HD as second. Then save and exit, there are some motherboard that have a sperate menu to chose boot order, I have a soyo MB that at first boot you press Ctl+H to change boot order.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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I Have A Mandriva Linux Bootable Cd.but The System Doesn't Boot From The Cd On Restarting The Pc.is It Bcos Cd Is Not The First Boot Disk.
If So How Do I Set Cd As The First Boot Disk.i Have A P4 Processor With Windows Xp.


Hi Harish

Restart your PC. Keep pressing the "delete" button on your keyboard until the BIOS appears on the screen. After that, use the arrow keys to navigate to the option "BOOT OPTIONS". There you will see, the order in which your system will pick up the boot load from. You will have to set the 1st option to "CD Drive". After you have done it, just save the configuration and exit.

I think in your current BIOS configuration, your hard disk has been selected as the 1st boot device.


Good Luck!!

Cheers
Pratyush
 
Old 11-11-2007, 02:33 PM   #4
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Hi,
Thanks For The Help.i Entered The BIOS Facility With The F2 Key.but It Asks For Password.got No Idea About The Password. What Do I Do Now.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 04:51 PM   #5
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Hey

If that is your own PC, then you must know its password. Otherwise, ask the vendor from whom you have bought it.

If the PC is there at your workplace(college/office), you will have to contact the administrator.

But, before doing that just press the enter key when you are prompted for the password. Lets see, if the system accepts it or not.

Good Luck!!

Cheers
Pratyush
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #6
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Hi Pratyush,

Didn't get what you said.If you mean the system administrator's password the BIOS doesn't accept it.Got any suggestions.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:37 PM   #7
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The owner of the system should know the BIOS password. If you are not the owner of the system (e.g. it is a work computer), maybe they don't ant you to change what OS it boots into. You need to ask their permission to change the computer settings - ask the person who administrates the machine what the BIOS password is.

If you are the owner of the computer, but do not know the BIOS password, you should ask the person/company who sold you the computer.

If no-one can tell you what the BIOS password is, there is often a way to reset it. This usually means taking the case off the computer and setting some jumpers on the motherboard, powering on and off and putting the jumpers back to their previous position. The exact procedure will depend on your motherboard manufacturer and model.
 
  


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