How do I get a Dell Latitudes to boot fromCD?

Dell / Ppl
March 9, 2010 at 17:39:32
Specs: Windows XP
I bought an old Dell latitudes cp ,turned it on screen displays this message: FreeBSD/i386 boot Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader boot: What do I have to do to get an operating system programmed into it? All it has is a CD,no floppy drive. I have either Win 2000,or an XP program. Would these work? Thanks for the assist,

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#1
March 9, 2010 at 18:24:13
Nothing to do with DOS in any case.

Whether or not that Dell will run 2k or XP depends on the hardware, which you didn't bother to specify.

Try the win2000 forum.


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#2
March 10, 2010 at 06:55:46
I really don't know the hardware that is installed,I can't get it to go into any of the other modes from key F1,or any other of the keys. All it will do is show the message that I printed in the first message. HELP!! Thanks,whenever I do get it straight,I'll try the 2000

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#3
March 10, 2010 at 07:00:07
Get whatever info is on the label[s] and do a search. Once you get into the BIOS, it will tell you about CPU, RAM & HD.


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#4
March 10, 2010 at 10:27:11
For a Dell, you're looking for the Service Tag Number; you should find it on a label on the bottom of the laptop. Using that number, you can find out what hardware/software your machine was born with

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#5
March 11, 2010 at 00:51:14
It appears that it has an OS installed on the hd. FreeBSD is
an OS. You need to check the BIOS for the boot order.

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#6
March 11, 2010 at 15:24:44
More information on FreeBSD...

http://www.freebsd.org/

Notice the handbook and faq sections to the right of the little devil.

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