How can I install Ubuntu alongside XP without being able to boot from a DVD drive?
December 26, 2007 4:22 PM Subscribe
I've recently purchased a new external USB DVD drive, as I do not have a floppy drive or internal CD/DVD drive on this windows PC. I am trying to set it up now for dual-booting Solaris+Ubuntu but, even after updating the BIOS (Phoenix 6.00) I cannot boot a USB drive.
First, does anyone have a way I could somehow add USB drivers as a boot option (along with XP), so that I can then add Solaris and Ubuntu (making it four options at boot)?
posted by christopherbdnk to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Less useful, is there another BIOS worth trying? (mobo = Abit BD7II i845E updated to most recent bios on Abit's site for this mobo)
Or, is there a way of installing Ubuntu and Solaris from within Windows XP?