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Old 09-18-2005, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Boot from external USB CD Drive

The internal CD drive of my laptop has not worked for sometime now. I would like to boot off CD so that I can install Linux on a separate partition to Windows.

How do I boot to the external USB CD Drive?

Thanks for your help

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Old 09-18-2005, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you have to set your bios to boot from cd drive, the external cd. then stick your cd in and restart.

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Old 09-18-2005, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default No BIOS option

At work at the moment, but if memory serves, I dont have extensive options in my BIOS setup at home. If there is no option for booting from an external CD drive, what are my other options.
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