Can't change boot order in BIOS

Mike Williams dmikewilliams at
Thu Jun 10 21:20:18 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> wrote:
> I was trying unsuccessfully to install Fedora-13
> on a rather old (maybe 11 years) machine
> with an Asus P2B-LS motherboard, using pxeboot
> (which worked on several other machines),
> and I found after some time that changing the boot order
> in the BIOS had no effect.
> Whatever order I chose the machine boots from
> one of the two SCSI drives.
> Has anyone else met this problem?
I recently ran into a system that would not boot from a DVD even
though the boot order was set correctly in the BIOS.  The same system
with the same BIOS settings booted from a CD.  I'm guessing that that
system's BIOS was too old to be able to handle booting from a DVD.
Just a WAG, but since the CD got me around my problem I didn't bother
digging any deeper.

> It's not the end of the world,
> as (hopefully) I can transfer the DVD iso file,
> and add a stanza in grub.conf .

If you are going to a hard disk install you may want to look up a
thread on this list with the
subject: Fedora 13 beta ISO install from hard drive

There are some differences in the HD install from previous releases.


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