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Re: Backing Up CMOS Settings Under Linux

On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 05:32:28PM -0400, Michael Pobega wrote:
> On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 03:19:50PM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> > I first thought it was my imagination, but I have had
> > two Dell Dimension computers change their boot drive order. I
> > don't know when it happens because they change to boot the hard
> > drive just after trying the floppy such that the CDROM is last.
> > This makes it hard to boot from any CDROM until the CMOS gets
> > changed back.
> > 
> > As a computer user who is blind, this is annoying
> > because one must look at the screen to set things back as there
> > is no network interface or serial port or much of anything else
> > up when in BIOS setup mode.
> > 
> Perhaps you should try editing your /etc/fstab and mounting the devices
> by their UUIDs, rather than their /dev/ names. I'd go into more detail,
> but I have to head out; a quick Google search for "mounting by UUID"
> should suffice.
AIUI, the problem is how to boot from CDROM instead of the hard drive.
Can grub, booted by the bios, then boot a CDROM, or a floppy?


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