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  1. #1
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    Jan 2006

    Running Linux on a CD

    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 like this "press f1 to retry, press f2 to edit your setup". Did i do something wrong with putting the dsl-1.2.iso onto a disc? Or maybe i need to change my boot sequence?If so... how exactly do i edit my bios? please help :-\

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    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

  3. #3
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    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.

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