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Old 12-14-2002, 10:22 PM   #1
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Left_ctrl-push-button??>?


hey i have a question i know u guys are probably sick of hearing about my old 386 labtop but its really bugging me ok i went into the BIOS and there isent really much in there There was an option and it was Push button Help????? so i went to it and there was some thing in it and one of them was Left_crtl-push-button=BIOS setup???? how would i go to that???? theres no push button on the keyboard lol Plz help me this is really bugging me i wanna use Linux
 
Old 12-15-2002, 10:33 AM   #2
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I may be wrong, but I read it as 'hold down the left_ctrl_key to enter bios setup." BTW, your post would be more readable if you included a little punctuation. ;-)

-Mike
 
Old 12-15-2002, 11:29 AM   #3
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Hey ya sorry, i dunno i tryed to hold down the left_crtl_key and it did nothing but like also in the PUSH BUTTON HELP it says PUSH_BUTTON=suspend/resume , and then it says LEFT_CRTL-PUSH_BUTTON=BIOS setup. And i wanna go into the BIOS setup but i dunno what the push button is like i know it sounds stupid but like i dont see no push button or is it saying like push this button?? See i dont know what its talking about and i just wanna setup linux on this old labtop. Please help me.
Matt
 
Old 12-15-2002, 12:11 PM   #4
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Hey Matt, I don't know how how much you know about computers, but just in case, when entering a bios control, a button usually needs to be pressed very early in the boot-process. To ensure that the button is being pressed early enough, try this:
Shut off the laptop. Hold the left_ctrl button down.
Turn on the power. Don't let go of the left_ctrl button!

-Mike
 
Old 12-15-2002, 01:00 PM   #5
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OK no i can get in the BIOS fine its just that one of the menus in the BIOS is PUSH BUTTON HELP.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 01:12 PM   #6
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Okay, I see. And you think that somewhere behind that menu is a setting that you need to change to get Linux to work? Is it possible that the menu selection you're looking at will let you assign any key to BOIS setup?

Just for kicks, see if anyone has successfully put Linux on that machine by entering the model number into a google search.
try www.google.com/linux

Good luck,

-Mike

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Old 12-15-2002, 09:17 PM   #7
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ok well hmm i know that for sure that no one has because it was my dad's and he dont know anything about computer so ya but i think i might just bring the Hard drive into the shop and see if anyone there can format it for me. Or i might look around to see if i can get it changed over to IDE so i can just format it from my main computer. thanx for your help and time.
Matt
 
Old 12-15-2002, 09:45 PM   #8
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I meant to suggest that you check the internet to see if anyone has installed Linux on a similar machine, not the one on your lap. lol! That's the beauty of forums like these...a search in the above link may reveal that somebody else has (or has not ) put Linux on the same (figure of speach!) computer.

-Mike
 
  


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