Linux Articles listed under "bios boot"
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.
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.