Originally Posted by mspatil0037
From where do i get this LIVE CD !!
The live-cd process using as little proprietary software as possable
Though there are many versions of Linux that offer a live cd I would try Ubuntu first. It is here..
and here http://www.ubuntu.com
download the iso file. I is good to check it against its md5 sum if you know how. If not it may be ok. ( I always check it )
try this one -> www.md5summer.org/about.html
You need to use a burning program that knows how to burn an iso to a
cd and use that option.
how about this one -> http://infrarecorder.org/
When you put the disk in the drive and start the system there is a key that will pop up a menu to ask what
disk to boot to... This is probably f12 or f8 but it may be something else.
A menu will pop up asking what drive you want to boot to.
If you were really sure that you set the cd to boot first then I think you will find that nothing happens as it sounds like the dvd-rom is malfunctioning to me.
Else you may be in luck. ( If this works for linux it sould work for the vista dvd too. )
I would consider carefully what schneidz has to say before you use this to erase your drive.
His are words of wisdom.. if you could save yourself 5 hours of installing operating systems by clicking a switch in the menu to make the disk bootable, you may actually prefer this method... some people like installing software. (like me)
You can use this live-cd to perform the functions he is talking about using the utility on there called Gparted in the menus under System -> Administration. I strongly suggest using the functions to restore the disk before you go erasing any existing partitions.
I will check in tomorrow to see if you were successful or if you need more help.