[IAEP] Getting to BIOS (was Boot SoaS on Windows machines? Help!)
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 11 01:42:20 EST 2010
Thanks, Mike. Maybe we could make a little table of which key works on which machine and put it on the wiki. I found that the Esc key works on my eeePC.Anyone else want to contribute?
Here's a Start, just add yours to the list:
Getting to BIOS
eeePC 701 F2
eeePC 900 Esc
> Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:22:47 -0500
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] Boot SoaS on Windows machines? Help!
> From: curiouslee at gmail.com
> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> CC: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; support-gang at laptop.org
> Which eeePC do you have? On the eeePC 701 I have (the original), I
> press and hold F2, then power on with the SoaS inserted. The American
> Megatrends logo should appear on black, then the blue "BIOS SETUP
> UTILITY" screen. Hit the right arrow to select the "Boot" tab. Then
> follow the instructions to change the Boot Device Priority to your USB
> I have my eeePC handy, but not SoaS. If you need more help, I can look
> for one of my SoaS drives tomorrow to test the procedure.
> Unfortunately, the function key for opening the BIOS setup is
> different on every PC I've encountered. I've placed a sticker dot over
> the proper function key on some of my machines.
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:02 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi....
> > It has been about 6 mos since I last ran SoaS on my eeePC. I am a "Mac
> > person." I can't remember how to get Sugar running on the PC.
> > I have tried a lot of different things... alt, ctrl, ctrl-c, ctrl-d, F2,
> > ctrl-alt, and so forth. Nothing works. I tried opening Windows first and
> > then accessing the usb (FEDORA). No luck.
> > I need to know this for Saturday, along with variations for different kinds
> > of PCs so I can tell folks what to do. Is it the same on all of them? If
> > not, how do I find the variations for other folks?
> > I really thought I could remember this, but I didn't write it down and the
> > wiki doesn't seem to have the info.
> > Thanks,
> > GrannieB
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