access the boot priority system on a Toshiba Tecra R840 12F

hippocrat

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I am trying to access the boot priority system on my Toshiba Tecra R840 as I want to play with Ubuntu in ram - anybody out there know how please?
 

WyomingKnott

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The boot priority can be set in the BIOS. Have you ever worked with the BIOS before? There should be a prompt when the machine is powered on that says "press this key for setup." I think the key is F2 on your model. Turn on the power and press F2 as soon as the first black-and-white screen comes on.

This will let you select which device to boot from - disk, USB key, DVD. If you mean to install two OSes on the disk and boot to one or the other, the boot menu is at a higher level. Where exactly are you going to run Ubuntu from? I run my linux environment in memory loaded from a fast USB key.
 

WyomingKnott

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The boot priority can be set in the BIOS. Have you ever worked with the BIOS before? There should be a prompt when the machine is powered on that says "press this key for setup." I think the key is F2 on your model. Turn on the power and press F2 as soon as the first black-and-white screen comes on.

This will let you select which device to boot from - disk, USB key, DVD. If you mean to install two OSes on the disk and boot to one or the other, the boot menu is at a higher level. Where exactly are you going to run Ubuntu from? I run my linux environment in memory loaded from a fast USB key.
 
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