I have a working Windows XP sony vaio desktop on which I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 using DVD on an available partition. I created the dvd from iso and made sure the boot order is correct in bios. The ubuntu dvd is not recognized by the computer and doesnt boot or install. I used the same DVD on another two machines (desktop and a laptop) running vista and windows 7, it does boot and asks me to install.
However, on this Sony vaio desktop it doesnt boot. I tried windows installer and it works but very slow, and sometimes hangs and i dont want to use a virtual drive and run on windows, I would prefer to run ubuntu on a native partition on this machine.
while in XP, the dvd shows as blank. When checked on windows 7 the same dvd shows up all install files of Ubuntu.
Is there a solution for this at all? The bioes does not allow to boot with usb drive for me to try that.