On one of my older dell's (dimension L700CXE) It took me a while to figure out how to get into the bios. When it is at the Dell screen, it has no loading bar, but while at the screen you hit Esc then it will tell you to hit del to get into bios setup. Try that.
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put