Just to answer my problem in case someone comes across this thread. I updated the bios to A9 and I was able to install XBuntu Feisty In my post below I had only updated the bios to A8.
Thanks for the pointers,
>On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 12:27:17PM +0100, Glen Gray wrote:
>> Another couple of options might be
>> 1) try Debian 3.1 and if it installs, upgrade to 4.0
>> 2) Try a USB boot key image (not sure that Optiplex can boot from USB)
>> and do a net install.
>>>>On point 2 it can if you upgrade your bois to A9. Still have a problem with it. It fails when it tries to detect the ide cdrom. I have decided to give up on it :(
>>I followed the how to that was suggested in one of the replies to this (basically update the bois and turn off the usb stuff in the new bois and turn off video snoop)
>>But no luck!!
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