On Sat 03 Sep 2011 at 07:32:03 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Hmm. I'm thinking- would I first need to boot with an attached external > monitor to configure the Bios to use the external monitor? (chicken or > egg?) To configure the bios you have to have a display on the external monitor. If you have a display you should be able to see the Debian installer come up. More to the point: have you tried it?