Originally posted by colincannon
I did not another thread like this so here goes.
I recently got debian woody on 7 cds. I want to install it as the only operating system on a Gateway that is currently running xp. The first instruction said insert cd 1 and boot from the cd. How do I boot from a cd?????? I realize that this probably a dumb question so please forgive my ignorance. Thanks in advance for any help
Welcome to LQ.org. There's no dumb questions. Not asking them is what makes one dumb
. Anyway, to boot from the CD, you have to get into your BIOS, usually by pressing some F-key or delete (it usually stands which key you've to press right when you power your PC on). Once in the BIOS, locate the Boot order. It usually has three options that can be set first: HD, Floppy and CD-Rom. Set it as the CD-Rom First.
I can't give much detail here because every BIOS out there looks totally different
. Still, the process should be the same.
When done with your BIOS setup, insert the Debian disk 1 and _start_ your computer (power on) with the disk on the CD-rom unit.
That should do it.