I just installed Linux Mint 18.2 to this sweet little Dell Vostro 1510 using a USB. I could not get it to boot with the F12 One Time Boot Mode Change. So I had to change the Boot Order in BIOS Settings, and when I rebooted it would still not boot to USB. Next I went and Choose the Temporary Boot Order with F-12 and the USB Entry was there. Not sure Boot Order needed to be changed in BIOS Settings but it worked. Maybe if I were a little more patient I could have gotten it with just the Quick Boot/Temporary Boot Options.
Now, I wanted to go back and change the Boot Order in BIOS Settings back to what they were, but I forgot what they were...O-boy. So I used the Default Settings in hopes this would be the best choice for the little laptop to boot efficiently. Well it was not, as some of you know this caused the pc to not boot.
Default Settings set HDD as First in Boot order list. I went back and chose the Optical Drive as First in Boot Order and HDD as Second, and now it boots, but it boots quite slow, not as well as at first.
I'm wondering if I now need to set Boot Order in BIOS Settings the way it was upon Install of Linux Mint? That is what I will do now, but can someone tell me a better way to do this, or did I just mess up by not sticking with the Temp Boot Options with F12?
Dell Vostro 1510 inxi -Fxz-18-2 userone@userone-Vostro1510 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: userone-Vostro1510 Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: Dell product: Vostro1510 v: Null Mobo: Dell model: 0M277C Bios: Dell v: A13 date: 10/09/2008 CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5670 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 7182 clock speeds: max: 1801 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 06:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 5000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 282.1GB (9.7% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEVT size: 250.1GB ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 32.0GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 5.6G (32%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: /home size: 209G used: 240M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 174 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 678.0/2998.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 userone@userone-Vostro1510 ~ $