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no boot menu? cant install xp

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i have a old gateway e 4200 that im trying to install windows xp on but it wont let me saying theres no disk but when i try to boot from the cd i cant find the boot menu.........where is it? does it even have a boot menu?

also i may point out that Ubuntu works on it but i cant install xp............

please help if u can
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No boot menu.. as in XP's Master Boot Record? Or maybe your problem is that you need to partition your HDD so that It can install XP along side UBUNTU
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i meant at in when u hit f8 or whatever to bring the boot menu up to boot from a specific device, this tower doesn't have that option is there any other way i can install xp?, i have split the hdd in to 2 so dualboot is an option, i just want to get xp on this
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If I remember correctly, the F1 key is the BIOS on a Gateway.

When you turn on the PC, start tapping the F1 key until you get to the BIOS. From there, you can navigate to the boot menu, and change the 1st boot to CD.

Hope that helps.
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