[SATLUG] Knoppix = COOL!
CHudson at karta.com
Thu Sep 5 15:22:00 CDT 2002
> I had a hell of a time a month ago trying to get a Toshiba
> laptop to boot
> off the CD instead of the hard drive. Even when I went into
> the Toshiba
> Winblows utility (was making it dual boot) and set it to CD,
> it would still
> boot off the hard drive.
> I was ready to shoot it after about a day. Klutzing around
> with it, I found
> that at boot time (I got real good at three fingering it) I
> could repeated
> hit a key real fast and get a boot choice menu. I don't
> think it was the
> delete key. If I remember right, it was either escape, F1,
> or F2. Try that
I found out on my Toshiba (Satellite 507) laptop that you go into the
Control Panel rather than the BIOS to get it to boot from CD (guess that's
how they do things now in Win-XP). Also just so you know, F8 when you
reboot will give you the options for Safe Mode, Last Known Good, etc and ESC
will give you the option for default load.
By the way, have you made your Toshiba a dual-boot system (I'm assuming it
came with XP like mine, and maybe you also loaded Linux)? If so, I'd REALLY
like to hook up with you some time as I'd like to do the same.
Let me know,
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