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Assistance to change settings in BIOS, to boot from disc


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#1 ExplodingMonkey

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:00 AM

Hi people. I'm either having a brain fart, or my BIOS is not working correctly.
My BIOS version: American Megatrends Inc. G74Sx.201, 4/27/2011
I need to boot from DVD to install a Linux Distro.
When I go to my BIOS, and I look at the boot options, I don't see the option for my DVD drive. I took some photos of the options in my BIOS. Can someone assist me in figuring out how to boot from disc?

CPU-ID Info - http://valid.canardpc.com/d0litf

 
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http://i.imgur.com/jvENq9K.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/MdUKJth.jpg?1
 
Also, once the changes are made... what key do I press during start-up to get the boot menu? The way it is now, both F2 & Del bring me to the BIOS.
 
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#2 Vilhiem

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:20 AM

Are you sure it isn't the second option?

 

sata: hl-dt-stdvdram gt34n 

 

A quick google says that's a dvd drive, plus there's dvd in the name.  Try that and see what you come up with.

 

Once you set it to boot from disk (first) it will boot from the disk, in some instances it may prompt you to press "any" or a specific key in order to confirm the boot.  You won't change the key, it'll still be f2 or esc to get back to that screen.  The bios screen just lets you select the order in which devices are booted, you'll want to set your dvd to boot first of course.


Edited by Vilhiem, 25 January 2015 - 02:22 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

I will check again, thank you for your input Vilhiem, it is much appreciated.




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