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stevendkurtz 01-13-2008 04:46 PM

how can I change the boot sequence?
how can I change the boot sequence (using Fedora) so that it boots from the CD?

aus9 01-13-2008 04:53 PM

have you tried to change the boot order in your bios, modern motherboards allow cd drive boot order b4 hard drive?

harry edwards 01-13-2008 04:53 PM

The boot sequence is normally controlled by the BIOS. A certain key allows you to access the BIOS, this is normally stated on the boot screen i.e Press F2 for BIOS.

Within the BIOS there is normally a boot order, which will list the CD-ROM, HDD, USB and floppy drive. You can switch the order here to ensure your PC boots from the CD-ROM before booting from the HDD.

stevendkurtz 01-13-2008 05:00 PM

I'm really a newbie. I have a laptop, reformatted, installed Fedora; no other OS. How can I get the start up to stop somewhere and let me change the sequence? I tried F2 but I get the "Grub" screen telling me:
Root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2215 npt1 ro root=LABEL-/ rhgb
intrid /ubutrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img

I have no clue what to do with this.

harry edwards 01-13-2008 05:19 PM

The BIOS boot screen is displayed before the GRUB screen - it does display for long so you have to be quick. Normally the key combination is F2 or F4 or Delete. If it is none of these do you the manual for you PC, it will tell you in there. What PC do you have and what model is it?

wildcat22 01-13-2008 05:35 PM

Agreed, what is the model of the pc?

Often times, googling the model, and something like "bios options" will tell you what key to press. You need to press this key just about exactly the time that you see something on the monitor.

You can go through the routine of testing each key mentioned above (DEL, F1, F8, F10) and if it doesn't work, press CRTL+ALT+DEL at the grub screen to try again.

stevendkurtz 01-13-2008 07:25 PM

it worked
Thanks! I got the info online. From my Toshiba, I had to reboot holding down the escape key!

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