newbie installation question

Victor Padro vpadro at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 01:04:14 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 7:45 PM, Tab Gilbert <tabbox at gmail.com> wrote:

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>> I have a Dell laptop (latitude E6400) which came with
>> Windows vista.  I downloaded ubuntu desktop 9.0.4
>> to it, and burned dvd with it.  As I tried to boot from the
>> DVD, it seems to ignore DVD and goes to disk and
>> boots vista.
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> Hey -
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> Did you set the BIOS on the computer to look for a bootable system on the
> CD drive before looking at the hard drive?  The key command to access the
> BIOS flashes up on the screen when you start the machine. I think it is F7
> but yours will probably be different.  Press that key during start up and
> you have a menu where you can change the start up configuration.  Also, once
> the live CD is running you can do a checksum to make sure everything on the
> disc is in order.
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> Give that a try and if you still have problems maybe one of the resident
> experts will chime in. I have never burned an Ubuntu ISO image to DVD, have
> always used a CD burned at a very low speed.  Are you sure you used the ISO
> option on Roxio and not the copy option?
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> tab
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When your computer shows the Dell Logo at startup press F9 or F12 then
choose the dvd drive where your Ubuntu dvd is inserted.

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