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How to go to boot settings in IBM 6578-PBU machine

I tried to install the Windows XP in IBM 6578-PBU but i couldnt find the the key to press to enter the bios settings. Please let me know the key to press to enter the Bios setting in this machine.

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  • zinx Aug 27, 2007

    Thanks....

    I have tried all these keys. Nothing happens in all the keys except F1 key. when i press F1 key, it enters into the Configuration but there is no options to set the Boot priority. Please let me know some other probable solutions for it.

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I have an IBM 6578, I type F1 to get to the "IBM bios" On boot-up i get two choices: ESC to skip (fast boot) boot testing and F1 to go to the "IBM bios menu" `(CTRL +) ALT + s boot`s in CD i think. F8 allso skips boot-testing?

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Press Ctrl + S

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On bootup , press the F12 key , then you can choose which devive to bootup from

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Try each of the following: F1 F2 ESC DEL F10

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SOURCE: How to go to boot settings in IBM 6578-PBU machine

It's F1

The bios will coach you with a "press f1..." message, unless you have an additional serial or network board installed.

In which case, those cards messages will over-write the onscreen "press f1..." prompt and you'll never see it. You'll have to remove those cards first, to access the motherboard bios prompt.

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