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Old 01-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Cannot interrupt boot sequence to re-install different distro


Hello,
I have a box with Novell Suse linux installed. It asks for username and password I do not have and cannot figure out.
I also have a SantaFe distro CD with which I would like to replace the Suse on the box.
I cannot get the box to BIOS to change the boot order to boot from CD.
I would like to break free of Windows, but can't seem to get there from here...
Suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

What about your boot preference hotkeys? Some use F11 or F12 to select the boot device.

What does your manual show for BIOS entry? Since the New Year, jeremy has requested all crystal balls to be shipped back to LQ. New in-plants on their way so we can read each others mind via the inet. ooops!

Some hardware information might help?

I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem/query.



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Old 01-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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I'd suggest you toss the SantaFe disk in a bin. Looks like it hasn't been maintained for years.
Try www.distrowatch.com for any of the top 4 or 5 in their ranking. My recent trial of Mint was impressive - you might like that as a first attempt.
Nothing will work until you can sort put that boot issue though ...
 
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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What is the make/model of your computer? We can search for the hotkey to change boot options.
 
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
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Found it.
AMD Athlon is the only designation on the box.
The DELETE key at startup took me to BIOS.
Thanks for the feedback.

Last edited by skoozle; 01-08-2011 at 01:04 PM. Reason: spelling
 
Old 01-08-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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thread solved?

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Originally Posted by skoozle View Post
Found it.
AMD Athlon is the only designation on the box.
The DELETE key at startup took me to BIOS.
Thanks for the feedback.
So you have figured out the solution to your problem and now this thread is solved? The DELETE key got you to the BIOS and now you have reloaded Linux on your system. Did you go with a newer distribution of Linux or with the Santa Fe?
 
  


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