View Full Version : [ubuntu] need help rebooting system from cd

March 22nd, 2011, 03:15 AM

I am running windows 7 and ubuntu 10-04.02 on different partitions. I usually use my unubutu operating system and it all worked fine ( 6 months) untill today. I was running windows, I installed the mccafee antivirus and then after it was finished installing my batery died and the comupter shut down by itself for lack of power.

When I tried to boot up the computer again, it did not work. What happens is that the computer opens, I see a black screen with Acer writen in the middle and then press f2 to enter setup at the bottom left corner.

I entered the setup to try and boot in a recovery mode or something like that but no such option exists. The only change I made was to switch the settings in the main menu so that the f12 boot menu is now enabled.

I did not take the time (unfortunatly) to make a windows cd so I cannot use it to reboot. I have a ubuntu cd that I want to use to reboot however the problem is that the system does not boot from the cd when I put it in.

After enabling the f12 setting as stated above, I now see the option press f12 to change boot device appar at the bottom right of the screen mentioned above. Everything else stays the same. When I press that I get 3 options:

1-IDE 0: WDC WD2500BEVT - 22A23T0
2-IDE1: optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H
3-Network boot: atheros boot agent

There is no option to boot from cd in this list ( not from what I understand)

I called tech support at acer and they had me push the alt+ f10 keys and it did not help neither did the f8 key work. The guy transfered me to someone else when I told him I was running two systems and then I was told that I would have to pay for support and I hung up.

I know that the ununtu cd would solve my problems, all I need is to get this computer to boot from it ( at least I think thats all I need)

Please help if you can and please keep in mind that I am a new linux user and do not understand all the language.

thank you so much,


Bucky Ball
March 22nd, 2011, 03:25 AM
2-IDE1: optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H

That's the one you want.