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Old 09-15-2002, 08:04 PM   #1
Thymox
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Unidentifiable Acer computer?


I just bought an old Acer computer from my local *ahem* recycling center *ahem*. I'm having a few difficulties identifying it. Basically the problem is that the BIOS is set to boot the HD only. I can't get into the BIOS. Now, I know I could take the harddisk out and put it into another box and work the ol' Linux magic on it, and get it to work, but I figure that getting into the BIOS is possibly a good idea anyway. It doesn't seem to matter where I go on the internet, no-one seems to identiffy this board nicely!

On the front: Acer Aspire
On the back: Acer Model No.: 575LB
Inside: Socket 5 CPU; 4xSIMM; Riser card with 3xISA, where the top 2 are shared with 2xPCI slots.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers muchly.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 08:56 PM   #2
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I just did a check on www.motherboards.org and found an "unsolved" case for that model PC. The only info. contributed so far is that it has/comes with a Pentium 75MHz processor. You may want to enter any info. you can find on the motherboard and post it to the site. There may be someone there who can then give you more information.

From www.motherboards.org, select "Mobo Tools", "Mobo Cop", Case #11376

This box won't boot to a floppy either? How about the "standard" keys for entering the BIOS; F2 or DEL?

j.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 10:14 PM   #3
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does CTRL+ALT+ESC at boot up work?
 
Old 09-18-2002, 06:31 PM   #4
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Cheers for the link, J... as it happens, I have that bookmarked anyway - it's a superb site, isnt' it? Nope, I can't boot it from anything other than the harddisk... looks like someone has fiddled with it! That's one of the reasons I want to get into the BIOS. As for the key comb.s, I tried the following, and in all combinations, and nothing seems to work:

ESC, F1 --> F12, Del, Ins, Ctrl+Alt, Tab

I'm halfway to installing Linux on it anyway (took the hd out, put in on a spare IDE channel of another Linux box, dd a bootfloppy image to a small partition... now just got to actually install the thing... free time would be nice!)
 
  


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