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Difficult boot from cd drive - dell inspiron

Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron 9200. I've just now started to try booting the computer from CD/DVD in order to run various programs, but this does not work. The BIOS appears to be set correctly to check the CD before booting from the hard drive.

The Ubuntu DVD I have has an option to fix this (just for its DVD) in this situation; their fix works and I now have a menu option for "ubuntu" any time I reboot.

However, other seemingly bootable CDs or DVDs will not boot this machine.

Any ideas?

with thanks,
J.


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Try to do this, when you see the dell logo, keep on tapping f12 then choose cd rom or dvd rom device, then keep on tapping enter until you will be able to see the setup page of the program/os that you are installing.

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