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Thread: Install 10.04 on CD from the DOS prompt?

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    Question Install 10.04 on CD from the DOS prompt?

    I was given an old DELL GX50, 800 MHz clock, and bought 512 (2x256) SDRAM DIMMs. I believe the HD was wiped b/c when I finally figured out to put in a Windows bootup disk in the A: drive it said that it didn't recognize the configuration of the C: drive.

    Ok, so I ran FDISK from the A: and it created a partition. The floppy ran ATAPI so I have CD support. However, when I put the Ubuntu 9.04 (I have 10.04 working on a 450 MHz machine - beautiful, but slow) nothing happens.

    I can see the CD, do a directory command, but it won't autorun.

    What file will run the installation from DOS so that I can have a faster machine with 10 on it.

    thx in advance!

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    Re: Install 10.04 on CD from the DOS prompt?

    Not quite sure why you want the installer launched from dos. Have you tried booting from the cd yet?

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    Re: Install 10.04 on CD from the DOS prompt?

    Your computer's BIOS must be set to boot from CD first; otherwise, Windows will just load up again. To get into the BIOS settings, you usually have to press one of these keys during boot-up: Escape, F1, F2, F12, or Delete. Usually your computer will tell you which key to use.


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    Re: Install 10.04 on CD from the DOS prompt?

    Quote Originally Posted by livingdog View Post
    I can see the CD, do a directory command, but it won't autorun.

    What file will run the installation from DOS so that I can have a faster machine with 10 on it.

    thx in advance!
    It simply will NOT autorun from inside DOS because it needs a graphical environment to run -- which you don't have in DOS.

    Besides, you don't want it to autorun from inside Windows either, because then, it will prompt you to install INSIDE Windows -- which you probably also don't want.

    The only option that will be useful is to boot from the CD and install that way.
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