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"floppy drive not installed" in bios in dell dimension 1100


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#1 adrianzen

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 12:25 PM

I am trying to boot from the floppy drive in a dell dimension 1100 running xp pro but the bios says:

"floppy drive (not installed)"  Not sure what to do.  

 

Another option would be to boot from the optical drive, but the computer will not boot from a new cd (which works on other computers)  that has Ubuntu on it.  It will boot from the windows xp os cd though.  Is it possible to get older cd's so the computer will boot from them. If so, how do you find these older cd's.

 

Thank-you


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 12:50 PM

If the computer is an old one then it's possible it is non-PAE. Later versions of Ubuntu do not support a non-PAE CPU. 

 

http://www.technize.net/how-to-check-if-your-processor-supports-pae-nx-and-sse2-for-windows-8-installation/

 

For the floppy problem open the computer and see if the connections are secure, both the data and power cables. Unplug the power cord. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Open the case and touch some bare metal first.

 

Are you trying to install Ubuntu on the computer? If the CPU does support PAE it is possible to boot Ubuntu from a USB flash drive using Rufus and the Ubuntu iso if the computer supports it. Attach the USB flash drive with Ubuntu and tap F12 at boot to select your boot device or make sure USB boot has top priority in BIOS.


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 February 2016 - 12:51 PM.





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