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When i try to set the cd drive as first boot, the option is grayed out and will not let me select. How do i get around this?...
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    how do i override my bios?


    When i try to set the cd drive as first boot, the option is grayed out and will not let me select. How do i get around this?

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    What brand of BIOS is on your machine?

    Maybe your BIOS isn't detecting the cd drive, or it's not detecting the CD that's in the drive on reboot.

    Try putting your (known to be good) Windows installation disk in the drive, then reboot and see if it will let you choose the cd drive to boot from first. If it doesn't, it sounds like the drive is not being detected properly.

    If it does let you choose the cd drive, you'll need to make sure you are putting a properly burned Linux installation CD into the drive to boot from.
    oz

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