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Old 05-07-2006, 06:00 AM   #1
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Need help to install Linux, please.


I recently bought a used HP pavilion 753n with XP and plan to replace the XP with Linux.

The previous owner has forgotten the password, so I decided to try to boot from a 'Live' CD or DVD but apparently the BIOS is not set to do this.

How would I access BIOS, since I can't get past the 'password' screen?

Would there be any other options I could try so as to be able to install Linux on this machine?

Your help will be appreciated.

Lewis.

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Old 05-07-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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You will need to clear your BIOS password. There's no easier way to do that:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000235.htm
 
Old 05-07-2006, 06:14 AM   #3
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If you have a floppy drive you can use Smart Boot Manager
 
Old 05-07-2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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Re: Need help to install Linux, please.

Many thanks for these helpful suggestions.

Kind regards.

Lewis.

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