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exparisstevie

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Hi,

I don't know if this is really difficult or if somehow i've just made it so. In finding that I can no longer boot from the install cd of ubuntu (to install it) - i've found that I have an issue, my bios is running a way old version Dell Optiplex110 Vers A02. The version that should be running with the current configuration is A09 which I have downloaded from the Dell support site. Problem is it needs to run in dos and as I don't have a floppy with this machine, I need to burn it to a cd rom.

In trying to do that I keep banging my head against a brick wall. I burn it as an iso and make it bootable. Nothing. I burn it as an iso and just burn it. Nothing. I've tried using emulation, no emulation. Nothing. I'm running out of disks (you wouldn't believe how many i've binned... (I'm using CD Burner XP Pro 3.0.116 if that makes any difference)

What am I doing wrong? - It's driving me insane!!!

I hope someone can help before I buy the razors and phil collins cd to slip into a nice warm bath with - hehe

Steve
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A bootable CD on a PC has to conform to a certain specification - in particular the CD must contain a 'boot image' as well as the files you wish to put on it. Without the boot image, the CD is not bootable.

This may be what you need: http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/clean/
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exparisstevie

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Thanks for your advice again pip22


Steve

Edited by exparisstevie, 07 September 2006 - 11:54 AM.

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