Problem Getting Linux DVD to boot in some computers?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by lucygrl, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

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    From time to time I come across a computer where no matter what I do I cant get the dvd to boot. I notice this a bit with Windows 8 where im trying to get the Linux dvd to boot to replace windows. Any suggestions please?
     
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  3. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

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    Thankyou for the link, that explained it all. The only computers Ive had a problem with are Windows 8, nothing else. Another reason to a long list of why Im really starting to hate microsoft. Not to worry though, this just makes me more determined to increase the handouts of free linux systems.
     
  4. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

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    Does Ubuntu and Debian also use a Secure Boot simlar to Windows 8?
     
  5. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Not sure about Debian, but the x64 version of Ubuntu supports secure boot.
     
  6. Kerodo

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    I had that problem with my laptop when I had Win 8 Preview installed (I assume Win 8 release is the same). I had to go into the BIOS settings and disable booting from every other drive or device except the dvd drive. Then, with a little coaxing, I could get it to boot off the dvd drive if the timing of things was right. It was a hassle....
     
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