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BIOS Won't Boot From Optical Drive


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#1 EffectiveBones484

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

Hello,

My BIOS won't boot from my optical drive. I want to install Linux, but my BIOS refuses to boot from an optical drive. I try to put the "USB Floppy/CD" option to the top, but it still boots Windows. That is the only option that relates to an optical drive. I am using an HP Pavilion with Windows 8.1.

Is there anything I can do about this, or can I not install Linux?



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:56 PM

You need to change 2 key settings. First, you must disable Secure Boot in the bios. Once secure boot is disabled you must change from UFEI boot mode to Legacy. Not sure where you'll find them on your particular pc, but those are the settings you need to change. Hp might also label the other option as changing from UFEI to Legacy with CSM or something of the like.






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