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Noob to Linux - Need Help Installing an OS on a Dell T105 from the basics

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#1 zayapac


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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:18 AM

Hello All,

I know this may have been stupid of me... But I bought a server without an OS and thought I could easily install Linux without having previous experience with Linux and in fact I am no computer Guru just a guy who likes to play around with them...

So, here is my Dilema... I own this POS Dell (bought it cause its cheap) and want to install Linux (Lenny)... I have the CD for the AMD64 and am trying to figure out how to boot from the CD... I know everything I look at says to change to network boot... but wtf can I change that from...

*EDIT* I changed the Boot Sequence to
V 1. Embedded Optical Drive Port C
V 2. Hard Drive C:


Is that the right setup? and if so I am still having no luck booting up...

Please help... You may just save the last bit of my hair...

Thanks in advance.

Edited by zayapac, 14 July 2009 - 12:34 AM.

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#2 starcraftmaster


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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:37 AM

just tell it in the bios to boot CD-ROM(make it first boot )
is this linux on a DVD or CD disk ?

#3 powerjuce


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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:06 PM

hmm...if i remember correctly most dells go to what is called a Boot Menu when you press F12.

Try this:
  • Turn the computer on
  • When you see the Dell screen pop up, start hitting the F12 key.
  • You should see a list of devices to boot from.
  • Insert the cd into the computer, and then wait a few seconds.
  • Select Optical drive or CD drive.
  • Press Enter
This should work best for you.

hope that works

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