[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 50, Issue 44

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 15 13:04:52 BST 2009

Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:

 >Can you get to the BIOS settings? Will it boot off of a live Linux CD 
such as an Ubuntu desktop CD? Cheers, Al.

Thanks to all for the hints. I have taken the battery out and will leave 
it for a while to cool off some more. I don't smell any burning, as 
someone suggested! I don't feel competent to dive in there and play with 
the RAM, as someone else suggested. Now, assuming I get that brief 
flashing cursor again next time I try it, then, to either get into the 
BIOS settings or boot from disk, I need to enter F-something, as the 
case may be, and I don't know what: F2, F7, whatever, so please advise 
(I have the latest Ubuntu version, but the BIOS would be basically that 
installed by the Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD, which Michael Fletcher kindly sent 

The guarantee would formally require me to ship the thing back to 
California at my own expense, which would certainly be silly -- I agree 
this is probably not even a loose socket but just over-heating, since 
yesterday was the warmest day yet around here. Another possibility is 
that a mite got into the works and shorted something with its tiny body 
(this place is full of mites).

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