Cannot boot from CD drive

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Gutierez102
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Cannot boot from CD drive

Post by Gutierez102 » 2020/05/29 07:25:08

I recently tried to reboot from a CD/DVD. A message flashed on the screen VERY briefly indicating that (if I understood the split second message) the driver for the CD/DVD drive could not be found. The boot continued with the version of CentOS on the hard drive.

Someone told me that support for booting from a CD has been suppressed for Linux Servers for security reasons. This Linux WORKSTATION is on my desk at home, so I would like to be able to boot from the CD drive for such things as running a System Repair disk or test driving a Live CD. Eventually I plan also to upgrade to CentoOS 8.

What do I need to do to get a functional CD boot capability back?

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Re: Cannot boot from CD drive

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/29 09:11:19

Booting from a CD has nothing at all to do with linux. It's a function of your BIOS and it's in your BIOS that you should look for settings regarding boot options.
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