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Highlander330

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I'm sure this is an oldie- but AFTER SETTING BIOS TO BOOT FROM CD-ROM, I can't get a boot from any of my DVD's or CD's. Specifically, I wanted to try a LIVE Linux. In the past, I have had this ability- any help will be appreciated.
 
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Do you get an option to select a boot device on the screen. Sometimes this needs to be done as well.
 

Highlander330

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Bob Cerelli said:
Do you get an option to select a boot device on the screen. Sometimes this needs to be done as well.
Thanks, Bob
Actually, I never get the chance- it performs a regular boot. Last nite I tried with the old internal Plextor (CD only) and the live Linux came up. However, the external DVD unit (using IEEE 1394) doesn't respond. I shud have given this info on first post.
 
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So if with a different CD drive it works, it sounds like the problem is with the original one.
 
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