OK, I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Linux, so this post may give some of you a good laugh, but please bear with me.
I have all three ISO's downloaded and on CDs for Mandrake Community 10. If I am already booted into either Move 9.2 (which I am using right now) or Windows XP, inserting the first installation disc into the CD drive pops up an installation window with a link to "Install Mandrakelinux." When I click on that link, a dialogue box pops up saying the machine will be rebooted and Mandrakelinux will be installed.
Great! That's exactly what I want to do! So I click OK. The machine restarts, but then boots back into Windows, not even acknowledging that Linux was supposed to install.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the Mandrake CDs supposed to be bootable? I'll clarify before you ask: yes, the CD is before the HD in the boot sequence.
Am I doing something incorrectly? Have I provided enough information? Anyone else ever had this problem?