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September 7th, 2009, 10:41 PM
is there anyway to recover a pc that used to run 98 and run the cd drive through grub? I have a bootable floppy with grub on it, but I don't know how to make it run the installation cd.

September 7th, 2009, 10:49 PM
you need to go into your bios settings and have it boot from cd

September 7th, 2009, 10:52 PM
you need to go into your bios settings and have it boot from cd
got it, thanks!

September 7th, 2009, 10:55 PM
now when I get to the install screen I have an I/O error:
error reading boot cd

September 7th, 2009, 10:57 PM
make sure you have a good burn of the iso image. If you dont then burn it again at a very slow speed.

September 7th, 2009, 11:08 PM
You want to make sure you're using good quality cd's and burning at the slowest speed.

I got the same problem and couldn't resolve it so I just went ahead and ordered a free ubuntu cd and it worked perfectly!

Plus you get free ubuntu stickers when you order lol.
Good luck!

September 7th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Also, run an "md5sum" on the iso image that you downloaded to make certain that it's 100.00% correct. If you get errors download again and check again.

September 8th, 2009, 12:33 AM
now umm, I am getting beeping noises from the machine when I don't run grub off the floppy?, I have it set to read the cd to, but it seems to be refusing.