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Laptop Bios Options

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:09 pm
by jimwelchok
I have yet to get my Laptop to totally work on Linux. According to web searches, I need to set BIOS options when booting. Different sites say different things. Could the Installer detect my laptop type and preset the correct BIOS setting? I have little confidence in my choosing the correct options, especially as Linux improves.

IF i bite the bullet and set the options, will the next upgrade of the kernel pick up my options and pass them on to the next version?

Re: Laptop Bios Options

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:35 pm
by GrayWizardLinux
Aas far as i understand your situation hit the F2 key or whatever it says when your computer boots - it happens really quickly - so it may take a couple of attempts to get the info. when you it it upon turning it on....you set the boot up to CD/DVD rom so that it reads that drive first - on my thinkpad I believe it hate to move that choice to the first or top position so it reads the CD of linux Mint upon bootup and from there do the install or run as live CD. that is it.

edit: you have to use the arrows keys to highlight and move stuff for this procedure. takes a little trial and error to get it working....