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Fail to boot RH8-cd on an IBM A31P laptop



Title: Fail to boot RH8-cd on an IBM A31P laptop

I recently got an IBM A31P laptop from my boss and want
to install RH8.0 on it. I already installed Windows XP
professional and Windows XP Home editon, and I can boot
the XP cd without any problems. Trying to boot the RH8 cd
fails, and the Windows boot menu appears. It seems like the
bootloader is searching the CD, because I can see some
activity. I burned the RH8 cd's a couple of weeks ago, and
installed RH8 on my previous laptop, an IBM A31M, to see
if it would give any problems. Booting from the RH8-cd #1
and installing Linux didn't give any problem.

If I boot from the CD on a Dell precision 220 workstation it
boots without a problem.

Is there a problem with the A31P BIOS ? I searched the web
(especially the IBM.com) but I can't find anything pointing
to that.

I am able to boot from a RH6.2 cd. Why can I boot from
a RH6.2 cd and not from a RH8 cd ?

Has anyone experienced the same ?


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