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Thx for your answer to help me, byrontroy, but ...

Nop, I don't install any new hardware recently.

actually, this happened last night. when i finished install Ubuntu 8.04, there was no sound, so I found an method that having a try to change BIOS boot mode from "quick" to "diagnostics". I did that, then my second-hand old a21 became such a state...

so, how can i update the BIOS, byrontroy? It now can neither boot from any driver, nor can entering the BIOS setup...

would you explain more exactly to me ?
thx a lot.

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  • kiiwii May 01, 2008

    that was displaying cpu detection, memory test, hard disk detection,then DVD disk detection.then

    "Press F1 to ...

    Press F12 to...


    aha, at last i think i figured it up. :) the next should be the floppy driver detection. yes that was it.

    I already post my comment on the previous issue.

    many thanks to you again for your attention and answer. :)


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