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Old 10-12-2004, 05:08 PM   #1
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Before Installation - Mandrake Discovery 10.0


Hi All,

I just bought Mandrake Discovery 10.0 and in Chapter 2 of the manual (Before Installation) it says to change the BIOS setting 'Plug and Play' or 'PNP OS' to NO.

The problem is that I cannot find this plug and play option anywhere in my BIOS and I have went through all the available menus and options. Has anyone had a similar problem.

The BIOS is phoenixBIOS. And I am using a Dell laptop.

Is setting this option very important before I install linux.

Cheers for any help, looking forward to getting this up and running.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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You may simply not have that option. I think it's such a situation in your case. The option you mention is available in popular Award and AMI BIOSes. One of my machines is HP with their own BIOS and it doesn't have the option. I think you can just continue with the installation.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, but I would like to get this confirmed before I continue with the installation.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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Is it like this one: http://www.computerhope.com/help/phoenix.htm I don't think so, because there's an PnP OS option.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 05:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply.

My phoenixBIOS looks very like the version in the website you posted. However in my Advanced tab there is no option for plug and play.

Should I go ahead and install linux or will this cause problems further down the road?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 06:10 PM   #6
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kos147:

I just installed Mandrake 10.0 on my Dell 5150 laptop. I did not have the plug-n-play option. I have the A33 BIOS.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 06:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for your reply.

Just to be sure, are you saying you also did not have this option in your BIOS and you could still install linux ok with no problems?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 02:07 AM   #8
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That is correct. Mandrake is running just fine.
 
  


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