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TLG2 09-02-2003 10:42 PM

New to Linux and already having Issues
 
Hello,
I just got the new version of KNoppix and I was wondering if yall could give me a hand. My dad told me I should get this as a good intro to Linux and the like.
Anyways, to the point. I'm on a Dimension 2350 and running Windowes Xp, so when the computer boots it doesnt show the point where I'm supposed to hit "del" to change the boot order of my hardrive. So I can't change it so the CD-rom boots BEFORE the Hard Drive. Anybody know how I can get in and change it so I can run Knoppix? :Pengy:

twilli227 09-02-2003 10:47 PM

As soon as it starts booting or shows the Dell screen, hit the del key or F8 key. Mine uses the del key

TLG2 09-02-2003 11:02 PM

Ok, I tried the F8 button, and the "del" button independently and then I tried them at the same time, and none of those attempts worked. All that happaend was I got a black screen, and then after about a second it went straight into the loading Windowes Screen, tried it there and of course it didnt work.

quatsch 09-02-2003 11:10 PM

press F2, not F8.

I found the information here:
http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/systems...up.htm#1097831
google is your friend :)

TLG2 09-02-2003 11:11 PM

God Bless Google....alright F2....and now for attempt 236

TLG2 09-03-2003 01:00 AM

Well, sweet that worked....now on to the problems with my 98Machine.....


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