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Hi There.

I recently tried to boot from a floppy using an IBM Netvista 6579 and when I rebooted, it just loaded the operating system without checking the floppy drive. I had a floppy in the drive. Then I tried to shutdown and start up to go into the bios (press the DEL key). To my surprise, there is no option to get into the bios!!!! Just a boot logo that say to press F1 or F12. F1 is for help and F12 is for networking startups and stuff. Then after the Intel Boot Agent kicks in. At this point I can press Ctrl + S to get into somwhat of a bios but again this is the Intel Boot Agent. I cannot change the boot sequence from in there. I just want to ba able to boot from the A: drive.

Thanks in advance.
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F1 is to access the BIOS on this machine.....

Hope this helps,

Daniel F.
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Hi DanniF

OK it is some kind of Bios but you cannot change the boot sequence. It is a "short" Bios. I am sure that there is another Bios in there somewhere. Anyways the only thiing I want is to be able to boot from a floppy.

Thanks in advance.
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Check this out:

http://www.acs.nmu.edu/desktop/a30quickref.pdf

Your solution should be on page 29 (Changing the startup sequence)

Hope this helps,

Daniel F.
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Thanks guys. Both you guys helped me out. How do I split the points?
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Uhhhmmm.... I was the only one who responded to your question if I'm not mistaken. No need to split :)

Here's how you can close it:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/New_to_EE/help.jsp#hs5

Regards,
Daniel F.
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Oooops.

Sorry. I will award the points.

Thanks a million!!
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