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Computer wont boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or USB


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#1 gamesrmelife

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

Hi, i am a computer novice so any advice is greatly appreciated.

I have an old Fujitsu c-series lifebook C-6155....currently running Windows XP professional at a snails pace. Hoping to speed the computer up slightly I wanted to try out Ubuntu.

I made both a CD and a USB installer (which tested on a different computer both booted successfully.)

I changed the boot order to USB/CD/Hard-drive. However when booting up the computer automatically goes to the hard-drive and Windows boots up.

In an attempt to force boot from either usb or cd I turned 'off' the hard-drive in the order list, but then I get a blank screen with 'no operating system found'

Please help...how do I get the computer to boot from CD or USB...Its basically a paperweight running XP!

THANKS!!!!

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

Have you checked that the CD works by booting in another machine?
It could be a dodgy download or burn - just a thought.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:23 PM

According to the specs I found (here) that thing has a 450MHz Celeron. It's probably not made to boot from USB at all.

There are ways to boot from floppy and make it boot an external CD or thumb drive. But that will probably deal with loading drivers and other things on the floppy before USB will kick in.

You might be out of luck unless you want to move the drive to another machine, install linux and move it back, or look into making a bootable floppy with USB drivers that will work.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:12 PM

You could also try Plop, haven't tried it myself, although I have heard a couple of success stories. There's an article about it here.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:58 AM

Hi, i am a computer novice so any advice is greatly appreciated.

I have an old Fujitsu c-series lifebook C-6155....currently running Windows XP professional at a snails pace. Hoping to speed the computer up slightly I wanted to try out Ubuntu.

I made both a CD and a USB installer (which tested on a different computer both booted successfully.)

I changed the boot order to USB/CD/Hard-drive. However when booting up the computer automatically goes to the hard-drive and Windows boots up.

In an attempt to force boot from either usb or cd I turned 'off' the hard-drive in the order list, but then I get a blank screen with 'no operating system found'

Please help...how do I get the computer to boot from CD or USB...Its basically a paperweight running XP!

THANKS!!!!

Did you burn thge linux disk as an iso or just burn the data onto the disk very common problem.Select Write image file to disc

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:00 AM


Hi, i am a computer novice so any advice is greatly appreciated.

I have an old Fujitsu c-series lifebook C-6155....currently running Windows XP professional at a snails pace. Hoping to speed the computer up slightly I wanted to try out Ubuntu.

I made both a CD and a USB installer (which tested on a different computer both booted successfully.)

I changed the boot order to USB/CD/Hard-drive. However when booting up the computer automatically goes to the hard-drive and Windows boots up.

In an attempt to force boot from either usb or cd I turned 'off' the hard-drive in the order list, but then I get a blank screen with 'no operating system found'

Please help...how do I get the computer to boot from CD or USB...Its basically a paperweight running XP!

THANKS!!!!

Did you burn thge linux disk as an iso or just burn the data onto the disk very common problem.Select Write image file to disc

TRY Puppy linux you can run it directly form your flash drive

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:02 AM

It seems very likely your Live CD, the CD burnt from the .iso has been burnt incorrectly, as mentioned earlier.

When burning look for the option to "Burn an .iso".

At the moment there is no bootloader except the Windows MBR.
Once the Live CD has been correctly burnt, the Linux BootLoader should take over; as long as you have 'Boot from CD' as the prefered boot preference.

Best of luck :thumbup2:

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