Hi I've an old PC which is currently running WinME. It hasn't been used for years so I want to format the HDD and start afresh. Except I'm going to put Ubuntu on as an experiment.
Anyway, I've got the Ubuntu installation image burned to a DVD but my machine doesn't try to use the DVD drive to boot up.
I ventured into the BIOS and found the correct place to change the settings, but there's no option for booting from DVD. Well, none that seem obvious. The options I have are CD-ROM, HDD1, HDD2, SCSI, LAN and a few others.
The machine does have a CD drive, but I don't think the ISO will fit on a CD.
So, what do I do? Is it simply a case of swapping the drives around on the mobo so that the DVD drive is on the bootable port?
Thanks folks. I put the ISO onto a CD instead and tried that. It seemed to be working until it encountered an error. I guess the experiment has shown that the machine isn't going to easily allow Ubuntu to install. Ah well.