Hello, i have a HP pavillion DV-5 laptop that i'm trying to boot from my USB dvd drive. in the bios i have two options to boot from a USB device. USB floppy and USB hard disk. here's what i'm trying to do. i have a Ubuntu 16.04 disc that i want to boot from to install on my hard drive. right now i have Windows Vista on my hard drive and want to wipe that and install Ubuntu.
i have tried using both options of USB floppy and USB hard drive but none of them will boot my USB dvd drive. i can boot into safe mode and see my Ubuntu disc in my computer. is it possible to run the Ubuntu disc using the CMD prompt?
And is so, how to do it step by step.
Thank you for any input you may have.