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Old 12-08-2006, 07:45 PM   #16
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Thanks Cliff, yes I beleive I am going to need to (attempt to) update the BIOS. This worthless 'setup utility' is the only thing I can manage to get, I've tried using all my different 'F' keys & also ESC after power on ...
Old 12-09-2006, 02:48 AM   #17
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Wonder if a BIOS update will help (as it used to work).

Originally Posted by fondspar
thanks pharmd, I tried this but under 'storage', all I get is 2 choices, 'diskette drives' and 'IDE devices', but nothing about boot order ... I still need to check out hp website about this model . it is presario 5070. thanks again,

Did you go through all the menus that you have? It might be under advanced or ...

Another thought:
Sometimes a distro offers the option to create a bootable floppy to startof with. It might be an option to bypass your problem.
Read up on it in the documentation of the distro (I did use it with RH7/8 on older PCs that could not boot from CD)

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