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How to boot Thinkpad 600 from CD-ROM?

i have an old Thinkpad 600. what F-key do i press at startup time to boot from the CD-ROM drive?

-phil

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Re:How to boot Thinkpad 600 from CD-ROM?

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You need to change the boot order. Have you checked the web site for instructions?

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Re:How to boot Thinkpad 600 from CD-ROM?

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Hold down F1 while it's cold booting (not a restart) to enter the BIOS setup screen. Then change the boot order.

I think you're confusing it with the F key choices for bypassing or stepping through windows startup files.

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booting ibm 600x from cd

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hi I'm instaling peppermint on an ibm 600x wich is runing on windows xp. I'v dowloaded it, burnd it on a cd and put it in the laptop but I don't know wich buton to press to make it boot from it.

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Re: booting from CD.

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That should be in the user manual. http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=RJJR-3SUKTX lets you download it.

Or it even on the screen, a message like "Press del to enter setup". Or it's escape of F2 or F10. It's not standardized, and you would be quite lucky if one of our members visiting this site knows. Maybe google knows also. Once in that BIOS setup change the boot order.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Legacy-ThinkPads-Z60-61-G40-41-A/Changing-the-Boot-Sequence-in-Thinkpad-600/td-p/52925 is a discussion on this subject.

Another issue you might encounter: did you burn the iso you download as an ISO, or as a FILE. The first is OK, the second is wrong. Some people do it wrong. You should use the right option in your burning program or use a dedicated burner like Imgburn (free download).

Kees

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booting ibm 600x from cd

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thanks for the advice but i can't find it in the manual it's so big

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(NT) So you expect me to read it for you?

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booting from 600x

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NO of corse not
i've found out by other means but could you recomend a free program to burn a bootable cd that is compatible with Win 7 ?
thanks

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One I use a lot is IMGBURN

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Why? Well it deals with .ISO files and not much else plus it's free. Yes, there are others but I find folk can get confused about making bootable CDs.
Bob

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(NT) Thanks I'l try that

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I have a similar problem with the TP600

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I am trying to install Peppermint on my TP600. I have created a bootable CD from ISO (my HP laptop boots to the CD jsut fine), and I've changed the bios on the TP to boot to the CD first. When the machine powers on it doesn't boot to the CD but instead goes directly into Windows 3.11. Any suggestions?

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Windows 3.11?

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Such a machine rarely can boot to CD anymore. If the machine can boot to USB, try that next.

I use the .ISO to bootable USB tool noted on the Ubuntu site.
Bob

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