Trying to migrate my Mini from Ubuntu to XP and have successfully created a slipstream version using nLite and some of the posts elsewhere on the site.
I'm at the point of trying to install and have plugged in the external USB CD drive (LG), started up the Mini and after hitting 0 requested a boot from the CD drive.....nothing. Goes straight on the SSD
instead and into Ubuntu.
Next I re-booted and after hitting 2 changed the boot sequence to CD first....again nothing. I also tried enabling the CD device within the setup screens.....this put a ! next to the device. Does this mean it's recognised or something?
Just to make sure it wasn't my nice new XP cd causing the problem I inserted the original XP retail disc....nothing.
I realise I can try to install XP from a USB drive however I'm wondering why this will not work and the other posts I've read don't seem to answer the question.
Finally, my LG CD drive will only work when powered externally so previous posts on this suggesting to connect the power cable aren't really relevant here.