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I put DSL on a cd-r. I tried running my computer through a cd by hitting f12 and then chosing "run cd" blah blah. That didnt work, it said something ...
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- 01-10-2006 #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
Running Linux on a CD
- 01-10-2006 #2
BIOS software can differ from one machine to another. You need to alter your BIOS so that you boot from the CD rather than from your hard drive. This is known as 'changing the boot order' of your box.
You also need to ensure that you burned the iso as a bootable image rather than just as a file.
Generally changing BIOS settings involves hitting DEL when prompted to do so during boot time.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 01-10-2006 #3
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
If the CD tried to spin up but it didn't give any boot options, I think fingal's second paragraph most likely explains the problem. Otherwise, you might need to consult the manual for your motherboard if the on-screen instructions for setting your boot-order in the BIOS are not clear enough. If you don't have the manual, you can probably download it online.