View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need HELP Booting from disk

August 2nd, 2011, 11:39 PM
I have a desktop which has 10.04 loaded. There are apparently some errors as some of the menu items didn't load correctly, and after a while, it freezes showing a pink and purple screen with vertical lines. This is not a dual-boot setup. I have a new 10.04 disk which I have tried to boot from to simply over write it with a fresh install but the computer will not boot from the disk. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

August 7th, 2011, 04:41 AM
Sounds like you need to change the boot device order on your computer so that the optical drive is first. During startup on my laptop, I can either press F1 to get into BIOS (and ultimately change the boot order) or F12 to get directly to a boot order selection list. Your computer will have some similar option.

If you've changed the boot order and it still doesn't work, maybe the CD your trying to use is bad.

Good Luck!