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nicejobidiot
June 4th, 2009, 08:09 AM
I cannot get my desktop to boot from XP cd. I currently have ubuntu 8.10 on my desktop and that is all it will boot even if i change where it boots from. I do not exactly know how to go about fixing this.

Didius Falco
June 4th, 2009, 08:18 AM
I cannot get my desktop to boot from XP cd. I currently have ubuntu 8.10 on my desktop and that is all it will boot even if i change where it boots from. I do not exactly know how to go about fixing this.

Welcome to the Ubuntu forum!

If you are trying to boot a CD, you need to change your BIOS option to make the CD the first boot option. Usually, your BIOS will have a key that you can press while the BIOS is on the screen that lets you select the CDRom to boot first.

On quite a few, it's either the F8 or F12 key, but your may differ. Just watch the screen closely while it's booting and you should see what key to press. If you miss the opportunity to press it, just reboot and press it the next time.

In some older PCs you will need to change the BIOS settings from in the BIOS itself. If that's the case, the BIOS boot screen will tell you what key to press.

Of course, if you have your PC's manual handy, you can just look it up.

Regards,

Didius

nicejobidiot
June 4th, 2009, 08:38 AM
ive already done that and i cannot get it to work.

Didius Falco
June 4th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Have you gone into the BIO and changed the setting in the BIOS itself, rather than using a key press to do it?

Regards,

Didius

nicejobidiot
June 4th, 2009, 08:44 AM
how would i go about that?

nicejobidiot
June 4th, 2009, 08:47 AM
nvm. i have gotten it to work. thanks for the help.

Didius Falco
June 4th, 2009, 08:54 AM
You are very welcome!

Just for my own curiosity, and to possibly help others with the same problem, how did you fix it?

Regards,

Didius

LewRockwell
June 4th, 2009, 01:59 PM
You are very welcome!

Just for my own curiosity, and to possibly help others with the same problem, how did you fix it?

Regards,

Didius

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