How to get my system to boot from the CD

< CeeTee > chetanthaker at
Thu Feb 9 09:04:13 UTC 2006


If you are trying to install on a lappy, check if this works

On the boot prompt, say "linux acpi-off noacpi" in case of  an Install CD
or "live acpi=off noacpi" if you are booting from a Live CD

This will let u boot from the CD

If you can boot fine and would like to stick to Ubuntu, you gotta make
changes to your /boot/grub/menu.lst later to avoid any such issues

Please do update me if this acpi thing works for you

Regards and Cheers


On 2/9/06, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at> wrote:
> Folks,
> 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
> 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.
> Regards,
> Jay
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