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I have burned the install CD so that I can install Ubuntu on my daughters PC. However, the machine will not boot from the CD.

The CD is fine, as I can boot my own PC from it. My daughters PC will boot from other discs from the CD drive, the CD drive is set up as 1st boot drive. I yesterday ran a memory test and a disc test by booting from CD's for those particular applications, so the boot sequence seems to be correct.

Does anyone know what i may be doing wrong, or how to resolve.

The machine presently has Windows XP on it, which I want to replace with Ubuntu

Many thanks.

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Does anything show up on the screen? You know what video card/chip your running? –  wojox Jun 12 '13 at 11:12
    
It just boots to Windows XP as normal, no error messages. As I mentioned I have booted the machine to run the tests mentioned above from CD's that I have burned so it appears to be following boot drive sequence –  Ian Rogers Jun 12 '13 at 11:49
    
Which Ubuntu release are you trying to install? –  Mitch Jun 12 '13 at 11:50
    
Are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit cd? If this is an older computer, you may need to use the 32 bit one. –  psusi Jun 12 '13 at 13:15
    
I have burned the 32 bit version as it's an older computer. I am trying to install version 12.04.2 –  Ian Rogers Jun 12 '13 at 19:06
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