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booting from cd not an option


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tht

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heyo,

im wanting to install ubuntu onto an old laptop of mine,
but the problem is that there is no option to boot from cd in my bios settings,

please please help, because this is making me angry :tazz:


cheers,
dan.,
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Tyger

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About the only thing you can do is hope there is a BIOS update around. The only other alternative I can think of is making a floppy boot disk that contains the cd-rom drivers. There's a whole bunch of linux selfhelp and forum stuff you can find with Google. If someone's done it, it's there.
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there was a bios update but it didnt seem to update anything whatsoever :tazz:

seems i'll be off googlin' then

thanks :)
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Find a machine that can boot off CD and use it.

Get it to a command prompt, shove a blank floppy disk in and type this:

B:
copy A:.

This copies the entire bootable code from the CD to the floppy disk. When done, shove the floppy in the laptop, the CD in the drive and boot off the floppy.

And before anybody asks, no I haven't made a mistake above. When you boot off a CD, the boot files are all on Drive A. Therefore Floppy Drive 1 (normally A), becomes Drive B.
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