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Bug#88080: Documentation: Invoking the BIOS Set-Up Menu

Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.16

Documentation: Invoking the BIOS Set-Up Menu


I refer to "Installing Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 For Intel x86", version
2.2.16 dated 5 July 2000, section 3.3.1, "Invoking the BIOS Set-Up

This section has information on how to enter different BIOS set-up
menus. My own "Hard Disk Upgrade Mini How-To", which is part of the
Linux Documentation Project, has information on more BIOSes. The latest
version of my Mini How-To is version 2.11, dated 13 April 2000.

For your convenience, here is the relevant information:

> You must also inform the BIOS of the disks' presence and of their
> "geometry". Usually, you enter the BIOS setup programme by pressing a
> key during the system boot-up. Here's what to do for some common BIOSes:
>         Acer notebooks: F2 key during Power-On Self-Test (POST)
>         American Megatrends (AMI): Del key during Power-On Self-Test
>         Award: Del, or Ctrl-Alt-Esc
>         Compaq: F10 key after the square appears in the top right corner
>         of the screen during boot-up
>         Dell: Ctrl-Alt-Enter
>         DTK: Esc key during Power-On Self-Test
>         Hewlett-Packard Pavilion: F1 key during HP blue splash screen
>         IBM Aptiva 535: F1 while the square with the wavy lines is
>         displayed in the upper right corner during power-on
>         [Does this also apply to other Aptiva models?]
>         IBM PS/2: Ctrl-Alt-Del, then Ctrl-Alt-Ins when the cursor is in
>         the top right corner
>         Mr. BIOS: Ctrl-Alt-S during Power-On Self-Test
>         Packard Bell: For some models, F1 or F2 key during Power-On
>         Self-Test
>         Phoenix: Ctrl-Alt-Esc, or Ctrl-Alt-S, or Ctrl-Alt-Enter
>         Many older systems require an Installation or Reference Disk.


Yves Bellefeuille <yan@storm.ca>, Ottawa, Canada
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