Trouble dual booting/installing Debian...

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Leiki

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Hi,

Well I am following the steps on this page: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016&page=2 to install Debian on my Windows XP. I have used Parition Magic to create a partition just for Debian. I have the ISO files I have downloaded here: http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ both on the Debian partition AND a CD.

However I have learned that I need to boot from the CD. I have searched many times and cannot figure out to boot from the CD. Can someone please help me on this one? I would be VERY grateful. Thank you.
 
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You will need to go into your BIOS settings and set the boot order to boot from CD. Then reboot, make sure the CD is in the drive and away you go.
 

Leiki

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Sounds simple enough...just one problem though. How do I change my BIOS settings?
 
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When you turn on your computer and it starts booting, during the very first screen you see, there should be something like "press the Del key to change configuration/BIOS settings".

In either case, press the Del key during the first boot screen. You should then be taken to a menu where you can select from options to change the boot order.

What motherboar do you have? All are much the same.
 
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