Issues Re-igniting life in an old pc
Hi there, kind of a strange issue. not sure If I should post here or in the windows forums, but figured I'd get better help here.
(TL;DR: My DVD/CD drive will only recognise windows dvd's as bootable discs, totally ignoring all Linux distro's.)
I tried re-igniting the flame of life in my old Aspire 5500Z today, with no succes. I started by backupping all the old files from my Windows XP install, and tried USB-booting into Lubuntu. No succes, Bios does not support USB boot.
Okay, no problem, let's go the DVD route. Pc does not find any bootable discs in the drive after inserting a Lubuntu DVD. Huh, weird, I boot up the windows partition again, DVD drive seems to work fine, so I try PuppyLinux. Same issue. I install Ubuntu via the Wubi installer, it works fine, so that isn't the Issue either.
But wanting a lighter distro than Ubuntu, I try again with a fresh Lubuntu DVD. No Bootable disc found. I try a windows XP DVD. Boots right into the DVD, no problem. What the...
Final attempt, I try using PLoP to use a USB drive anyway, no succes, PLoP was not recognised as bootable media.
Could anyone explain what is happening and tell me some possible solution? Would be much appreciated :)
Thanks for your time,