Won't Recognize Bootable CD
I am pretty much a novice with Linux although I have been working with computers for quite a while now. I have been toying around with a number of distributions trying to find one I like to run on an older laptop. I have run into a peculiar problem with Mepis (and PCLOS).
I have been able to successfully boot to Ubuntu 8.04 and openSUSE 11.1 Live CDs, however when I try to boot to the other Live CDs, the machine acts like they aren't there. It goes straight to the OS even if I bring up a boot menu and select CD-ROM. I can take those same CDs and boot to them on other computers without an issue.
I don't know if it makes a difference, but the laptop is an IBM Thinkpad A31.