Use a dos boot disk with the CD drivers on the disk. Run something like mscdex (that the right driver program?) Once DOS is loaded and you have the CD assigned to a drive, like D:, then go into the dosutils directory on the linux CD and run autoboot. c:> d: d:> cd \dosutils d:\dosutils> autoboot This is how I did it to install on a Dell Dimension XPS P90 Of course, on mine it is EXTREMELY slow, so I think my machine needs some major tweaking to get it to work at a reasonable speed. Hope this helps Brian
I am trying to install Linux on an old Dell 100 Laptop that was given to me. It has an external CD drive with a card that you slip into a side slot. In Windows the CD drive works just fine but when I try to use it to install Linux off of a CD the Linux Install program does not recognize the CD Drive. I really have no idea how to make the Linux Install see the CD Drive ??