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I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.14) on a Lenovo T60p laptop with Windows 7 64bit. I ensured the boot order in the BIOS had the DVD drive listed first and that the DVD had the Ubuntu disc image file burned to it. (I have screen shots of the BIOS Boot Priority Order screen, but I don't know how to insert images into these posts. So I will write the info as best I can) The BIOS Boot Priority Order screen has "ATAPI CD0:Optiarc DVD RW AD-7910A-(PM)" listed as number 1 in boot priority order. I know the DVD player works because the Lenovo can read what's on the DVD when it's inserted. The following file is the only one on the DVD: "ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64" The type of file is "Disc Image File." Its size is: 546,611 KB My problem is that when I reboot the system it boots to Windows with no hint of the Ubuntu installation. Any help in solving this is greatly appreciated. Steve
OK, all you Linux hardware experts, I have an interesting dilemma for you to discuss. I recently set up a system for my brother that is using an older MSI RS480M mobo that was originally in an eMachine. It has standard baloney onboard audio. However, I had a nice Dynex DXSC51 sound card just lying around out in the shop, so when I set the system up for him, I included the high perf sound card. It works great in MS Windows. However, Linux Mint does not see the sound card (PCI). It only sees the AC-97 onboard audio. In the past, when I've run across a Linux distro that behaves like this, I've just disabled the onboard audio from within the BIOS and VOILA! Linux detects and uses the PCI sound device. That's not a happening fix in this situation, though. The BIOS has no provision for disabling onboard audio. Anyone have any other suggestions? Keep in mind, this will be difficult for me to troubleshoot because the system is 800 miles away from me in Fairfax, VA now. Are there any other possible ways that I can get Linux to use this card? Or is my brother doomed to using the onboard audio?