USB BIOS boot options Category
How to Access BIOS. Computer and motherboard manufacturers and BIOS suppliers may use varying keyboard keys or key combinations that can be pressed during system post to access your system BIOS. Unfortunately there is no standard method to universally access or enter a motherboard BIOS. The following is a list of some popular BIOS suppliers, Computer Vendors and the keyboard key combinations that have been known to work with them.
This tutorial explains how to access the Boot Menu on a newer Phoenix-Award system to enable USB boot from a flash memory stick. The system used for this demonstration sports a MSI K8N Neo4 (MS-7125) motherboard. To date, this system has easily been able to boot from any properly setup flash drive or USB hard drive we have thrown at it.
The system BIOS can be complicated to someone who is not yet familiar with all of the settings. Here are a few tips to help increase your chances of successfully booting a USB Linux system. If the flash memory stick fails to boot, go back into the system BIOS and try changing some of the following settings (Be sure to take note on any changes you have made). In addition, we have included some other tips to help achieve a successful boot.
The following list of USB BIOS boot options have been thoroughly tested with various Linux USB installs. There may be others but this is meant to be a simple checklist to familiarize you with the boot options and which ones to use. Be sure to check back often as we will be constantly adding new information to this list over time.