From spare parts, I assembled a socket A computer, with an Athlon XP1600. .Powered up and put Ubuntu in the DVD drive . The B.I.O.S saw my drives, when it got to the bottom, it said, Verifing D M I pool data Boot from CD System boot failure, insert system disk and press Ent
I have changed the DVD drive, changed the Hard drive, swapped Master and Slave over, tried a Windows 7 disc, took out the battery, and reset the C.M.O.S.
Nothing gets me passed, System boot Failure. What else can I try?
rule out the bios booting order,I had this or similar message when installing W7 onto a formatted hard drive.As the bios was trying the hd with no os on it first,there was system disc failure or similar message.Changed the order to boot off the optical drive first and this corrected it.