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Old 07-13-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
MIDAS OF TEMPLE
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Angry Computer Will Not Boot From Cd Rom


TRYING TO INSTALL ON PC BUT BIOS WILL NOT ALLOW BOOTING FROM CD ROM NOW THAT IS BOGUS CAN YOU DOWNLOAD A BOOTDISC SOMEWHERE?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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What distribution are you trying to install? Almost all of them offer bootdisks.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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How to get good answers with your questions about Linux

Turn off your caps lock key. Don't yell at us.

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Old 07-13-2003, 03:14 PM   #4
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Agreed, that post made me hide in the corner of my room and shake.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 04:18 PM   #5
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Re: Computer Will Not Boot From Cd Rom

Quote:
Originally posted by MIDAS OF TEMPLE
TRYING TO INSTALL ON PC BUT BIOS WILL NOT ALLOW BOOTING FROM CD ROM NOW THAT IS BOGUS CAN YOU DOWNLOAD A BOOTDISC SOMEWHERE?
Have you tries Smart Boot Loader? That way you can boot any number of partitions, floppy, cd-rom, even dvd (given a drive!) without altering BIOS settings. On my ancient ThinkPad you can't save its settings but it still boots OK from CD after complaining once or twice. XOSL uses SBM for its CD boot so it must be good!

Good luck, Peter
 
  


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