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booting from dvd

Postby nlehrer » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 23:17:58 GMT

hi,

i want to load an older tosh 6100 laptop with fedora core 5 linux. i
have a self booting dvd -R.  i have already done this on an older tosh
4600 with no problems.  but the 6100 will not boot from the dvd.  it
does have a dvd and can read the dvd once up.  i have changed the bios
boot sequence to start with the optical drive.  it does go there first,
the light on the drive blinks, but then goes to the hd.  suggestions.
thanks


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"Carey Frisch  [MVP]" wrote:

> Open your BIOS and set your DVD drive to the first bootable device.
> And make sure the laptop actually has a DVD drive installed.
> 
> -- 
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> 
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