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alsharifhoussam 12-05-2006 09:02 AM

cant enter BIOS setup
hello all
I have win xp and red hat 9.0 on my computer,now i want to remove the red hat and install the KBuntu, but the problem is that i am not able to boot up from CD, the Grub is booting first
also when Iput the XP cd or the linux CD , the GRUB loader is being loaded
any help

reddazz 12-05-2006 09:35 AM

On most computers, you have to press DEL or F2 when the system starts up if you want to access the BIOS configuration tool.

alsharifhoussam 12-05-2006 09:39 AM

well I have tried them but it cant work

reddazz 12-05-2006 09:45 AM

When you boot your system, there should be a message that tells you how you can enter your BIOS. You should see this message before GRUB shows up and should press the key combination before you see the GRUB screen.

matthewg42 12-05-2006 10:27 AM

The documentation which came with the machine should tell you how to enter BIOS setup. If you don't have this documentation then your best shot is noting down the manufacturer and BIOS version at boot time and googling to try to find the documentation. Check the manufactures website.

If it's a machine with a CRT monitor, turn the monitor on a few seconds before starting the machine - the warm up time for some monitors is longer than the time the BIOS splash is displayed. You'll have to be quick in either case.

Wim Sturkenboom 12-05-2006 11:58 AM

Maybe you can tell us what make/type computer it is.

To add to it:
If it's an older Compaq, the key is F10 to enter the BIOS setup. However, those compaqs have a BIOS setup utility installed on the HD and that might have gone missing during a repartion exercise. In that case you have to download the utility, put it on floppy and boot from floppy first.

alred 12-05-2006 12:03 PM

if there are win xp and red hat 9.0 on a pc ... i think most probably that pc can bootup from cdrom from bios ...

give them your pc modal and make , if its a bios setting problem , it should be easy to solve ...


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