|If the bios doens't support booting from the cdrom you'll have to do it the way our ancestors did it--with a floppy bootdisk.|
Are you trying to run the linux from cd or are trying to install it via the cd onto the hard drive?
If you're trying to install it you should be able to copy the cd contents to the hard drive and then run the setup. Well, that is, if you have enough hard drive space.
You're not really green until you're soylent green.