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Re: [opensuse] openSUSE on ASUS ZenBook Pro?
On 2016-02-16 14:47, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Carlos E. R. <> [02-16-16 08:31]:

Not always.

On the Toshiba Satellite P850-31M you can't reach the BIOS/UEFI unless
from inside Windows.



appears it is just hard-to-find.

My friend says that there is no key whatsoever that gets him to the bios

The forum says to select boot speed to not fast, but you can not do that
unless you can reach the bios. Only way to do that is inside Windows,
and Windows was bricked...

One post in that forum tells to try F1 and Esc together. I'll tell him.
Done. He claims forums are usually wrong and don't want to try (more?)
random advice. :-/ He is very thick headed.

So he had to open laptop, extract hard disk, restore manufacturer status
from stick using another laptop. He claims parts of the uefi resides on
the disk.

He said that he tried to boot a debian CD, which failed to boot (the
cd). In this procedure, some flag changed in the uefi, and then would
not boot windows either. Bricked.

Trick is to open up the laptop, and short circuit in the main board to
pins that reset the clock. This causes the "bios" check to fail the
checksum, complain, and prompt to enter the correct hour, and, if I
remember correctly, the bios screen appears.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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