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I'm getting Knoppix in an hour and would like to know how to set my BIOS to boot from CD. I'm running Windows 98SE currently on a Quantex P3 333mhz computer with 128mb SDRAM. It has the BIOS v4.51pg if that's any help.
I checked out the BIOS and it had loads of options. I found some things that looked useful, however not a lot. I found two options, [b]Boot up floppy seek[b] and Boot Sequence, both were under the main category Bios Settings I think it was, however I'm not sure if this is what I'm looking for.
I could not find anything about booting from a CD, and will also ask the person I'm getting Knoppix off as he is a computer tech and should know. I also found another option called Load Setup Defaults and tried to change it, however the options were only Y/N and I don't know what either option would do so didn't try changing it.
Could anyone help me with this? Will I need to instead find some program to boot from floppy which would boot the CD and have Knoppix running?
Ok - So let's say I change that to boot from CD, then put the Knoppix CD in and it boots. I mess around in Knoppix, get the feel for Linux and then wish to return to Windows (Don't wish to use Linux under the Internet just yet and am just testing Knoppix anyway to see how well my hardware compares and to see how much I like it before I purchase Mandrake).
How would I return to Windows? Would I take out the Knoppix CD, start my computer and then go into the BIOS and have it boot from what it currently boots from? (I think it's hda0 or something like that)
Or when I remove the Knoppix CD would it auto-return to Windows?
Also - last question, I'm presuming Knoppix won't ruin Windows at all or any of my data as long as I don't touch it while I'm messing around in Knoppix or do anything silly shell, correct?
To flash your BIOS firmware chip on motherborad, things need are flash bios program like Awdflash.exe that should have document tell everything what to do, binaray file .BIN(size of 256, 512, power of 2 usually, and so on) that fit your model of motherbroad and firmware brand like intel.
Compaq BIOS are quite good designed, with mult language menu. Does anyone having a multi language BIOS BIOS on desktop laptop computers?