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    Computer won't boot from CD

    I'm trying to check out Linux Distros to install on my computer, but it refuses to boot from CD.

    I've turned off secure boot, but can't see any other adjustments to make.

    My computer is made by Gigabyte and has a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ CPU 2.50GHz with 16GB Ram and 64-bit operating system. It's running Windows 8.1.

    I've burnt various linux distros to disc, and the discs work fine in another lap top (running Windows 7).

    Can anyone help?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    I've seen systems where you really cannot disable "secure" boot. IMHO, it is only to secure Microsoft's profits! You can install a VirtualBox virtual machine, and set it to allow boot from your CD/DVD drive in order to try out and install Linux distributions. This bypasses all that cruft entirely. I would NEVER try to dual boot Linux and Windoze on a secure boot system. I have better things to do with my time...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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