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Dell GX260 wont boot a Linux Live Cd! I have upgraded BIOS, i have selected F12 at startup, gotten into a boot menu, and selected cd rom, but it says Could not boot, press F1 to continue, press F12 to reboot.

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Hello,
Could the boot record on the CD be damaged? Try it on another computer to find out. As the live CD loads the program in RAM, you need to see if your system has enough RAM (It depends on the minimum amount of RAM required to run the particular Linux Distribution)

By the way if you are interested in installing Linux inside Windows XP without creating a separate partition, Ubuntu offers this.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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Have you tried another bootable disk,sometimes the drive itself will not read certain disk.
good luck

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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