linux install on sony laptop

From: GIJoe (
Date: 10/04/05

Date: 4 Oct 2005 09:47:29 -0700

I'm trying to install Mandrake linux on a Sony Laptop, which does not
have a removable media drive. So after I put the laptop on a docking
station, put the cd in, turn the laptop on, the screens reads "USB
device detected" and then "no cd-rom found". Anyone knows how I should
go about this? Thanks in advance.