View Full Version : [ubuntu] emachine w4685 ubuntu installation

August 14th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I am fairly experienced with linux and ubuntu. I would say I am intermediate in linux. I downloaded the 12.04 image file and burned it to a cd and tested it on my laptop, worked fine (just did the option "try out ubuntu"). Well I wanted to put ubuntu in a old emachine w4685 that has a messed up windows xp on it, but when I put the cd in it the computer did not boot from it. I went to the motherboard menu and my boot settings are:
first boot: CDROM
second boot: removable
third boot: hard disk

I can't find out how to get to the boot menu like I can on my laptop (i hit F12 or something). So I set the boot settings to:
first boot: CDROM
second: disabled
third: disabled
when I did this i got a message that said something like "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". So I don't know what to do.

Is it even possible for me to boot ubuntu off a cd with this emachine. And if not is there another way I can get windows off of it and install ubuntu with out the cd? Thank you in advance.