* Joe Morris (NTM) <Joe_Morris(a)ntm.org> (Tue,
Mar 15, 2005 at 08:07:48AM
Are you guys using a network install? Or is there
someway to get the
cd/dvd to boot on a lappy? Most I've looked at just can't .. at least
the ones where I could get a look at the bios or boot settings.
Most newer laptops do have an option for booting from cd/dvd. I have
installed on a couple brands (not Dell, E-Machines and IBM), and they
had that option and were almost as easy as a desktop. They often have
a different F key for boot options, like F10, F11, or F12. HTH.
I think I've personally installed Suse on pretty much any dell brand
since 1999 orso.
Hit F2 (it's a Dell, so hitting DEL does not work) to get into the bios.
Use Alt-P to switch pages until you come to the page where you cans et
the boot order, and ensure that CD/DVD is listed above the first
Also, on most newer Dells you can hit F12 to change the boot order
Gerhad and all
Thanks for this info I suspect I may have to give this a push up the food
chain <VBG> Dell's lappys aren't as cool as the Vario's for
the dif in price.. from $3200 US at the lower end, Suse 9.2 installed to
the about $1k USD for the Dells, we might just have to use costuming for
the cool factor and hide the lappy at the hotels <VBG>
I am posting an increased good karma points to the accounts of all who
answered so kindly. I guess I just might have to start managing laptops
too. dammit! ( Don't we all need just one more thing to do <VBG> ??? )
BTW: Have any of you heard of a non removeable plate, that seems to be
glued onto the laptop and according to the ( reformed) Thieves who are
attempting to show people they really do need to lock doors and windows
etc. these days cause, the thing might be worth a quick $500 to him if it
has no identifying info on the box itself.
I can't imagine anything that is basically glued on being impossible to
remove, but if it's a good item it might slow them down. Clearly it would
be wise to encrypt everything somehow as well.. Since people WILL insist
on putting their banking info onto the little gems. Usually w/ some form
of "remember me" login page kindly bookmarked for them. <Sigh>
Thanks a lot guys.
That's why I wander & follow la vie dansante
on the nightwind that takes me to where I want
that's all I want .. la vie dansante.