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28235Re: inspiron b120 wont boot live cd ?

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  • capetown60
    May 2, 2006
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      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "John DeCarlo"
      <johndecarlo@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 5/1/06, capetown60 <capetown60@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi name here is gary and just got this laptop and cant get any
      live
      > > linux cds to work. boot sequence is 4 for cd drive but still
      doesnt
      > > work. Once system is turned on what should i do then. I have had
      these
      > > cd working on a emachine desktop i had and no problems at all,
      please
      > >
      >
      > Gary,
      >
      > As was already mentioned, pressing F12 at boot time allows you to
      override
      > the BIOS settings.
      >
      > I forget the numbering scheme, so I will state the obvious: The top
      most
      > entry is tried first. So make sure the CD drive is above the hard
      drive.
      >
      > Finally, my D800 BIOS gets reset automatically somehow. I make the
      CD the
      > first item, the CD boots, and the next boot has the CD below the
      hard drive.
      >
      > So, I come back to the beginning - it is most reliable to hit F12
      and move
      > the CD to the top every time.
      >
      > --
      > John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
      >
      yes thanks got it working somehow was using f2. thanks for info
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