How to get my system to boot from the CD

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Thu Feb 9 01:08:19 UTC 2006


I am new at ubuntu, however, not new to computers or Linux.

I am trying to do my first instal and I can not get the CD-ROM to boot

I have set the system BIOS to select SCSI as the boot device first and have set 
the ID of the CD-ROM drive to be the default boot device (ID 5) in the SCSI 
controller BIOS. When I try to boot I get into a loop (in the BIOS) that says a 
bootable CD was found and the digit 0 as the choice for which system image to 
boot (there is only one choice listed). However, nothing I have tried causes it 
to boot from the CD. It just continues to cycle trying to boot. What am I 
missing? In a word HELP.

I have booted from the drive before with another version of Linux.

Jay Ridgley
jridgley2 at
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