Just downloaded Ubuntu and made a bootable CD on a PC using XP.
CD then put into a PC that has no OS on it (used to be Vista, but got rid of that with XP.....XP runs OK, but have now removed it because it is the CD for the other PC)
CD spins up, appears to be going into boot, but as it runs through the normal process it gets me to what appeasr to be a Shell command line and A drive.
The floppy (A) is disabled and the BIOS is set to boot from CD.
- BIOS is set to boot from CD (D or E), and floppy (A) is disabled. PC is a small Iqon heap but relatively unused. SATA HDD configured to IDE. Intel CPU approx 2.8Ghz.....Can't tell you much more because I can't get into it! Gigabyte Mobo supports XP & Vista.
- F12 for the boot menu, but oddly it stays stuck at the HDD setting. However in the main BIOS, it is set to boot for CD and it is obviously spinning up the CD and I assume reading it because of what I see on screen, including Caldera DR DOS 7.03, which I haven't seen prior to trying to load Ubuntu.
- In the main BIOS there is a priority setting for the HDD which does appear to want to change unless I change it to 'Bootable Add-in Cards'. There is also a Boot Agent Configuration Menu on which I could change four values, but to what I don't know.
- At this very moment I have the Mobo manual open and have set the optimized defaults, plus have checked the 'Boot from' settings again so that they are CD. The Boot Configuration section isn't in the manual (great)...However, the Ubuntu disc did nothing when inserted in the main PC, just shows a Windows type of data file icon, with the .iso file name. I wonder if it is because i have used a CD-RW???
- Used Nero for the CD. Have tried CD-R and CD-RW. Have just tried ISO Recorder as well, but that failed with an 'error' message. So I have deleted the Ubuntu file and am downloading again...will try Infra Recorder this time.
What have I done wrong?