[ubuntu-uk] Precise - some thoughts .....
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Mon May 7 08:08:11 UTC 2012
On 06/05/12 23:16, Tony Pursell wrote:
> All the computers I use now have an option to show a boot menu.
> Usually something like Esc or F12. Sometimes this shown as an option
> when the computer is starting up, sometimes not. My desktop tells me
> it is Esc, my two EEEPCs don't tell me, but it is still Esc. So I
> don't need to go into the BIOS to change the boot sequence. Maybe
> your chap can find a boot menu option and you can avoid any mention of
> the BIOS.
This particular guy says it is an older computer. I have no information
from him about hardware. The thing is, Windows folk who don't know
anything about bios settings or boot menus haven't a clue how to find
out - most Dell computers kindly show the options briefly on the boot
flash screen, but a lot deliberately don't do. It would be far easier
if mobo manufacturers adopted some sort of standard.
Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.
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