Web lists-archives.com

Re: UEFI/"BIOS" booting, was Re: USB Install Fails, Complains about CD-ROM




On 2018-05-14 14:55, David Wright wrote:
> Would I be correct in thinking that the BIOS POST boot screen is
> what you get when you hit F12 sufficiently quickly after switch-on?
> So are you choosing between UEFI and Legacy (compatibility) mode.
> (I would like to know how Dell handles what I've been reporting on
> with this Lenovo.)
Yes. F12. Then you get to choose between the various bootable devices
and partitions. But this is BIOS or firmware (not Grub) doing it for you.
>> I gave up, wiped windows and went through with a clean Linux install. I
>> don't really want windows that much, but it irks me that I haven't been
>> able to fathom out how to return to the original state in which it was
>> shipped. Your words hint at many things I became vaguely aware of but
>> totally failed to grasp. The other posters to this thread have at least
>> reassured me that it isn't easy or trivial to get right.
> This is the scenario I was trying to avoid. As far as windows was
> concerned, my mantra was Failure Is Not An Option.
>
> Cheers,
> David.
-- 
Chris