Currently, I'm trying to boot my computer from a CD with a Fedora 11 ISO file. In the past, I tried to re-install XP using a CD as well. Both times, I changed the BIOS boot order to CD/DVD first, AND tried selecting CD/DVD from the menu that comes up when F12 is pressed at startup. And in both situations, the normal boot from the hard drive commenced unchanged. In the future (2 weeks) I'm going to want to boot Windows 7 in the same way so I can set up a dual-boot with Fedora (I eventually got FC11 to work with a USB bootable...but testing it's capability to re-install to see if I could USB boot W7 came with a strange error...more info if requested--might have to do with the fact that FC11 is already on there).
Does anyone know what might be keeping my CD/DVD drive from booting these operating systems?
Edited by d0ubty, 08 October 2009 - 12:50 PM.