changing the boot order to disk first

July 31, 2009 at 09:34:42
Specs: Windows ME, .9GHz AMD athlon 128mb of ram
I got a old compaq computer thats running
windows ME I been using ME on that
computer for a couple days now and i kinda
like it but I would also like to put Ubuntu on this
machine as well I put the ISO on a DVD I
started my ME machine got into the bios to
check the boot order and when i found it i got
2 options the floppy drive or the HDD now this
caught me puzzled there is one CD drive and
one DVD RW drive in this machine and neither
of them were listed in the boot order Im sure
the drives work because I burnt a CD on the
DVD drive not to long ago
So what im asking is what can I do to make
the DVD first in the boot order
any help would be greatly appreciated

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#1
July 31, 2009 at 11:27:43
128MB isn't enough RAM to run Ubuntu....256MB is the minimum. And if you'd like it to run reasonably well, you should have at least 512MB.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/rel...

You're wasting your time with Ubuntu, at least with your current RAM situation. As for the boot order...the setting has to be there somewhere. Are ALL your drives being properly detected by the BIOS?


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#2
July 31, 2009 at 11:39:37
BTW, I hope you burned the ISO file to the disk using a program such as IMGBurn & didn't just copy it over as an ISO. Also, there was no need to use a DVD...Ubunutu will fit on a standard CD.

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#3
July 31, 2009 at 19:38:29
Yo i fixed the problem the ribbon cable looks as if its been cut or
crimped i went and changed the cable and bios recognized the
drives i realized Ubuntu is too much to ask of this machine so im
gonna put a 196mb or less version of Xubuntu on it
And no I used Image burn I've many boot discs before

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