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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:08 AM

I installed Linux, but can't choose the boot order when I press F12.  When I boot into the bios, I found the "boot sequence" section, but when I hit enter to modify, it does not allow me to do anything.



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:29 AM

What computer do you have? (Brand, model, mainboard if generic)


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 07:47 AM

Hi sniper8752,

 

Is this a dual boot(i am guessing yes(because of the forum your are in)) What distro of linux?

 

and a answer to Platypus would be useful

 

It's been a while since I played with linux but!

 

Oh and where is linux installed Same disk in free space 2nd disk etc

 

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 10:31 AM

In order to find out what BIOS and version is used, please do the following.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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#5 sniper8752

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 10:57 AM

Please do what I requested.  This will provide us with the manufacturer and version of the BIOS used in your motherboard.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

I currently can't boot into an OS.  Is there another way of getting this information?



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:50 AM

I currently can't boot into an OS. 

I knew that. :whistle:

 

We are back to Googling the Dell.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

So when I do press f12, it gives me a "boot device menu", but it doesn't give me any options of devices to boot from.






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