Booting a laptop from CD

  Cheeseball 23:23 25 Jan 2003

I've got an old laptop with only a CD drive. I recently reformated the hard drive and copied my windows 98 boot disk onto CD, thinking it would act just like the floppy. It didn't. Does anyone know if it is possible to boot up a laptop from CD and, if so, how. Many thanx in advance :-)

  powerless 23:37 25 Jan 2003

If the CD drive allows booting from a CD, your first call would be to the BIOS.

In the BOOT options there will be a list of boot devices. HDD, CDROM, FDD etc.

Just select the CD Drive a the first Boot device and it should boot from the CD.

However it will be quicker just to use your floppy boot disc.

  Cheeseball 11:58 26 Jan 2003

Thanx, Powerless. Unfortunately, although it might be quicker to use my floppy boot disk, there is no floppy drive in the laptop: it's an old IBM ThinkPad 365 XD (beggars can't be choosers) that, for some reason, has a CD drive instead. As a double unfortunate, I seem unable to select the CD drive as the first boot device. Oh well...

  muppetmark 12:00 26 Jan 2003

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unfortunately you need to boot from your cd, no option in the bios ?

  Cheeseball 12:17 26 Jan 2003

No: there's no option in the BIOS...

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