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[Discuss] Post issue with bootable linux


Open the box and remove the BIOS battery for a couple of minutes, and 
then replace it. If the behavior continues, you have a proprietary BIOS 
that I can't help with. If it comes back to "new computer" defaults, the 
problem is fixed: the machine had a CMOS-infector virus.



On 5/1/2018 11:53 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I have a guy with an older system
> Core2 duo CPU
> 4GB ddr2 scramble
> Dell motherboard
> The problem is when I boot with a known good bootable Linux usb
> Ubuntu, Fedora the system fails to post.
> 1. Dell logo comes up
> 2. Press F12 (boot) or F2 (setup) the light flashes on the usb and the
> system is otherwise frozen.
> 3. Neither the setup nor boot menu come up
> However, when I use a bootable gparted USB it comes up fine. When I go to
> the boot menu and select the usb, it boots.
> Sent from Galaxy S8 Android
> Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux at>
> Boston Linux and Unix
> PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
> PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7
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