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Old 08-28-2003, 01:03 PM   #1
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I dont have my Redhat or Mandrake CD's anymore and am at a client's site he wants me to install linux on one of his Windows 2000 boxes i am having some unusual trouble. When ever i try to boot from the Distro CD it just doesnt load its just loading Windows 2000 up and not even attempting to boot off the cd this is the method i usually use but its not working... any ideas?
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
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In the BIOS, did you set the CD-ROM as the first boot device ?
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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I cant get to BIOS on this its a gay old Dell Dimension L100R i dont know if they have a key i press to access BIOS for this model but it goes from a Dell Splash Screen directly to Windows 2000 Boot
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:19 PM   #4
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Out of 99.9% you can bypass or get rid of the splash screen by pressing the ESC key (I'd usually say 3 times within 1 second) and you should see the "actual" screen behind it.

The BIOS HOT KEY for dell systems is the F2 key

Another thing, unless it's SONY or any of those other brands where you have to do key combinations to get into BIOS, you can always try these following keys:

ESC, F1, F2, DEL, F10 (pressing all these keys sequently during bootup should get you into BIOS somehow)

hope this helps!
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:27 PM   #5
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that got it thanks
 
  


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