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You may not have the CD drive first in the boot order in the BIOS. You should go into the BIOS (del or F2 on a lot of machines -- something should say something like "Press F2 to enter set up") and check the boot order. If GRUB is being loaded despite having a bootable CD in the CD drive then either:
a) The machine is not capable of booting from CD
b) The hard drive is set ahead of the CD drive in the boot order.
I downloaded the disk from Seagate to zero out the hard drive and when it gets almost finished, I get a warning from Trend saying there's a virus on the boot disk. I continued anyway and it still won't let me boot from the 98 reboot disk. Searches for floppy and says OK..
then sits there forever. I tried a couple different boot disks and it doesn't work.
So, now I'm wondering if the used hard drive had a virus and they couldn't remove it before selling it.