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I have an older pc (Internet Computer) with no way on the bios to boot from usb and the cd drive is fried. How do I change the bios or upgrade the bios to allow for usb booting for installing linux?

Cannot find way to boot from usb flash drive in bios, cd drive doesn't read disk, wish to reserect old tower with linux, it still runs windows xp and still gets internet

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Hi-if your PC is older than a few years, you may not be able to get it to boot from a USB stick. What you need to do is find out the manufacture and model of your motherboard (you will probably be best just to remove the side of the computer and have a look at the main motherbaord-this information should be printed somewhere). Once you know the board details, go to the manufactures website and see if there is a bios update that will add USB booting functionality. If there isn't, then you will need to replace the DVD drive and do it the old fashioned way. Hope this helps

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if there are dual booting in ypur system and u want to login in the linux.
fristly login into the system in xp ver. after r.c. in my computer then go to manage after this go to disk managment then check here in which drive u install the linux . if drive shown (system healthy)


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