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Old 01-21-2005, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1 year old toshiba laptop. I wanted to boot linux from a cd but it when i restart the laptop it doesn't boot up. I heard you have to press some buttons to enter BIOS and fix it there but no such luck. Any pointers on either how to enter BIOS or another way to boot up my cd.
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Press delete, f1, f2 and f12

Should get you into bios
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i tried that crap. doesn't work at all. It starts up, says the toshiba logo then goes straight to the windows xp startup.
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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go press them all very rapidly again.

Than it's to the key mashing
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess i'll try that later but i'm not expecting anything new so any other advice would be great.
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Old 01-21-2005, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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on my ibm laptop i have to press Shift +c, if it dont work , try shift +everything
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Old 01-21-2005, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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on my ibm laptop i have to press Shift +c, if it dont work , try shift +everything
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Have you tried holding "c" while booting, Im told this will boot the cdrom but Ive never tried it.
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