[Linux4christians] old laptop
R. Sheng-Chieh Cheng
shengchieh at linuxmail.org
Mon Jun 19 16:55:22 EDT 2006
> my cousin bought an old dell latitude laptop. it has some strange
> hacked version of dos (doesn't follow normal commands) on it. it
> came with the floppy drive which it recognizes. they bought a
> refurbished cdrom drive for it, which the bios does not recognize.
> it was designed for windows 95. i want to install feather or puppy
> linux on it, but i can't boot from cdcan any one think of a way
> that i can get the laptop to see the cdrom?could installing a
> minimal command line linux by floppy help?thank you for your
> helpsteven rowland
You need to get into the BIOS and change the boot order, i.e.,
to boot from CD before others (floppy drive, hard disk, etc).
Starting from boot up (or reboot), you need to hit a key while
in BIOS mode (before OS shows up). Usually this key is F1, F2,
or <ESC>. This instruction is usually in your BIOS screen.
Otherwise find it from your computer manual.
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