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BIOS on Toshiba Satellite 320

I need to access the BIOS on my Toshiba laptop to make it boot from the CD drive as I want to run Linux from a live CD rather than the Windows ME that is installed. There is no manual and all the usual key combinations do not seem to work.

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  • jon-ost Nov 26, 2008

    I have tried F2 and F8 . F2 goes stright to Win Me start and F8 to the four part menu.



    There must be an answer somewhere, please.



    Jon

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Press f2 or f8 (function keys )
in that cmos settings ---goto advanced settings ---boot device ---in that highlight cd drive---then save and exit

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • sarbadadinu Nov 27, 2008

    Hve u tried del?

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