06-25-2014 05:51 PM
I have made a DVD boot disc, but cannot get my HP 2000 to boot from CD ROM. I altered the bios setup to enable boot from CD ROM and I made CD/DVD the first boot option. I also have tried F9 to enter the boot options menu. I do not see an option to boot from CD ROM. How can I get my HP 2000 to boot from CD/DVD?
I am messing around with the TAILS operating system. My ultimate goal is to boot TAILS from the DVD drive. I also have tried booting tails from USB, but after reading a while on this issue I have read that some HP machines do not support booting from USB.
06-25-2014 06:52 PM - last edited on 04-20-2016 02:41 PM by OscarFuentes
If your notebook originally came with Windows 8 or 8.1, you need to change some bios settings in order to boot from a DVD drive.
See the info below...
06-26-2014 09:26 AM
Thanks for the help. I followed the instructions and disabled Secure Boot - confirmed after restart that it was changed. I got to the screen that asks you to enter a code and entered the code.
When at the Boot Options Menu I do not see a CD/DVD option. Still only two options are Boot Manager and UEFI.
07-16-2014 12:28 PM
I need to resurrect this thread. Still cannot boot from the CD drive. I have verified my boot disc, so the problem is with the laptop. Same setup as I noted above regarding bios and OS.
Laptop is HP 2000-2d60DX
Bios is INSYDE F.45, 2/10/2014
My basic problem is still that when I enter the boot options menu, boot from CD/DVD is not an option.
While researching I did come across this post, http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Recovery/How-to-boot-from-USB-with-the-new-uefi-bios/td-p/2552... It states that legacy boot needs to be enabled. However, when begining to enable Legacy Boot I receive the warning that the laptop will not be able to boot the OS (Windows 8.1), so I cancel changes. I would prefer not to have to enable/disable legacy boot everytime I try to switch between Windows and TAILs.
At this point, it would help to confirm that I have the needed version of the Bios (guess I should call it UEFI). Also, clarify if enabling Legacy Boot is needed.
07-16-2014 12:37 PM - last edited on 04-20-2016 02:51 PM by OscarFuentes
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