How do you boot a dimension 2400 from CD

I replaced the hard drive on an old Dimension 2400 with a new Western Digital how can I put the os on the new hard drive if I don't see the optical drive in the boot order or in bios? Do I still need a driver if I replace the optical or add a burner. I am currently using the original motherboard.
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  1. If you don't see the optical drive listed in the BIOS, you either unplugged it when installing the new drive, or need to set it's master/slave jumpter properly if the drives were moved around. That's the most likely issues, aside from the drive just going bad on you.
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