Jan 13, 2009

Booting from CD/DVD drive

To install any operating system or to boot your system from a live CD/DVD of linux you will need to set CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.

This will be the default option of all the systems but somehow if it isn't then you can easily set that option.

--- Start your PC and during the startup press the key shown on the screen to enter setup. Most commonly used key is Delete key.

--- Once the setup that is the BIOS is loaded. Look for the boot options.

--- In boot options look for the boot device priority.

--- Enter boot device priority and select the first boot device and hit Enter to change the it.

--- Select your Optical drive that is your CD/DVD drive as the first boot device and set the Second boot device as your hard disk.

--- Save the changes and exit BIOS.

Now whenever you want to boot from the Optical drive just insert the bootable CD/DVD in your drive and start your PC.

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