On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:11:22 -0400 Alan McConnell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 08:27:10AM -0300, Renaud OLGIATI wrote: > > > > > boot order. No matter what key I press, the system continues > > > on with a re-boot of my old wheezy. > > > > Question: Are you using an USB keyboard ? > No, I am using a PS2 keyboard, I believe. A white > cable from the keyboard back into the top orifice at > the back of my standard case. > > I have been told by a kind responder that my keyboard > is inadequate, and I should borro(buy?) a new one. Since > my present keyboard works fine for all purposes up to now, > I don't see why my difficulty should be attributable to > the inadequacy of my present keyboard. > > I have taken the trouble to have excerpted some lines > from the beginning of my MSI User Guide, Chapter 3. > (the first two chapters give copious details on how > to install the physical motherboard into the computer > case). Here they are: > (start)-------------------------- > BIOS Setup > CLICK BIOS is a revolutionary EUFI that allows you to setup and > configure your system for optimum use. Using your mouse and > keyboard, users can change BIOS settings, monitor CPU temperature, > select the boot device priority, and view system information such > as such as the CPU name, DRAM capacity, the OS version and the > BIOS version. Users can import and export data for backup or for > sharing with friends. > > Entering Setup > The default settings offer the optimal performance for system > stability in normal conditions. . . . . > > Entering BIOS Setup > Power on the computer and the computer will enter the Power On > Self Test(POST) process. When the message below appears on the > screen, press Delete key to enter BIOS: > > Press <Del> to run BIOS setup, or <F!!> to run boot menu > > ------------------------(finish) > And there you have it. The last line of the excerpt > is exacly the text that appears on my screen. But > pressing the Delete key does not have any effect. > My complaint in a nutshell. > > Perhaps here I should mention the COMRESET error message that > appear on my boot screnn. After severl iterations of > COMRESET failed (errno=-16) > I get "giving up" and the boot proceeds as normal. I have done some > googling, and it seems that COMRESET refers to activating a > USB device. I have only my Canon printer attached to my computer > via a USB device. > > I am taking up a lot of message time here. But my question is a > very simple one: can one, after booting, and as root, change the > BIOS so that the machine will boot from a DVD if one is present, > or from a USB thumb device, if one is plugged in? > > TIA for anticipated help! > > Alan > On my current computer, you can't just press F2 once- you have to mash it to get anything to happen. Try that.
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