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Boot from dvd

I want to install linux in my notebook(HP Compaq nc6000). I have linux on DVD. I am trying to boot from DVD.
I went to set up and in boot sequence there are only two sequence
1. boot from multibay.
2. boot from harddisk.

I made boot from multibay as first preference.
Still it is not booting from DVD?



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Re: Boot from dvd

Your linux isnt set up to boot use widows inviorment

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I dont know how to set boot option?

Normally you want to boot from the CD/DvD drive 1st then the Hard Drive 2nd. This is the best way because if the hard drive ever goes bad you can put a operating system disc or repair disc into the drive and boot from it.

Just be careful that when you boot the computer you don't have a music cd or movie dvd in the drive otherwise you might get an error messages saying unbootable device.

May 13, 2012 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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Why my hp compaq nc6000 laptop failing to boot from cd after selecting multbay

hi ,
go into your cmos or setup for the computer , find boot setup and change it to drive c:\ or hard drive 1 .........good luck Roy

Feb 18, 2012 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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Hi, I want to replace windows with Solaris. Im unable to change the boot sequence. Please give me the detailed explanation.

If you enter the BIOS menu just before the system boots up, you can choose whether to boot from DVD ROM, LAN, USB etc. Just select what you require and save it.

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You may have to install audio driver.

Download the file from page below, then run the file when download is complete. The file below is for Windows XP.

HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook PC - Download drivers and software

If you have Vista or a different system, select system here: HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook PC - Download

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I have a Compaq nc6000 that would not boot up. I

Sounds like your display panel is bad or it's another symptom of a mother board flex problem at the Maxim chip

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I am trying to restore windows xp on my pc but when i went through the process of formatting the hard drive now windows will not install. Everytime it tries to install I get corrupted files. What am I...

To find if the problem is with the XP disk or the disk unit boot from a Linux Live-CD like   
If you can boot and use without a problem the Linux disk then try using a different XP disk, the one you have now appears to be scratched or faded.

Nov 02, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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How to reformat my nc6000 using my os cd?

The NC6000 sometimes has trouble booting to anything other than the primary hard drive once a valid OS has been installed. If you need to reinstall by booting it USB or to a CD/DVD; this works for me as a last resort. (Especially USB which it officially isn't supposed to be able to do.)

Insert the bootable media. Shut the laptop down. Remove the hard drive - but leave it disconnected in the bay. Start the machine, let it detect the bootable device, then hot-plug the hard drive. There is some timing involved, but it works.

I loaded several NC6000 machines running Windows 2000 to Linux and XP this way.

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Cannot reinstall Windows on my Hp Compaq nc6000

I know I just had the same problem today...when getting into the bios...try using a "multi-bay" boot and have the cd booted first then the hd...That's the only way mine worked to "trick" the system to boot from the took a few times of stalling after that but with frustration and regathering with patience, it finally might have problems with the devices not being recognized after it does load unless you have an easy driver set to install from cd...otherwise you might have to manually install them to make them operate correctly. *hint: using the device manager to see any '?s' and reinstall drivers helped me*

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restart with os in drive
constantly click F8 options will come up highlight the option to boot from cd or cd/dvd then enter
if that don't help let me know

Jan 07, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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My laptop wont boot

How long does the screen display that quote? Sometimes Linux will lock up completely at boot, but usually it will give a message such as "kernal panic" if it does; in your case, if the GRUB boot-loader is failing to find a kernal to boot, you may not have a valid boot-loader configuration file or installed operating system. Or, you may just need patience.
I suggest you try booting from a Live distro disc, such as Ubuntu (DVD), SuSE (DVD), or Damn Small Linux (this is probably the fastest, at only 50 MB) or DSL's Not Damn Small Linux (CD) which still has pretty minimal hardware requirements but includes more tools. Even DSL should let you view the files on your laptop's hard-disk drive and edit configuration files if there are issues.

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