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Boot sequence problem

Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:12 pm

Good day all.

I am having a serious boot problem on a machine I just setup for my son.

Its an AMD A4 7300 on a gigabyte ga-f2a68hm-h board.

I used a live Ian to install Linux Mint. The install went smoothly but after the first reset and load up into Mint, it asked if I wanted to turn on something AMD64 related (I cannot remember what for the life of me) and asked for a reboot.

Now it won't let me do anything....including accessing the BIOS. I just get a message "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Medai in selected Boot device and press a key". When I press a key nothing happens.

Any ideas as to what I can do to at least get access to the BIOS?

Thanks guys.
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:23 pm

This is crazy.....I disconnected the hard drive and took out all USB peripherals (KB & mouse) and absolutely no BIOS options.
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:22 pm

Reset the CMOS, its to left of the front panel connector.

CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS Jumper)
Use this jumper to clear the BIOS configuration and reset the CMOS values to factory defaults. To clear the CMOS values, use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two pins for a few seconds.
• Always turn off your computer before clearing the CMOS values.
• After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," for BIOS configurations).
 
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:37 pm

There isn't still a thumdrive plugged into the rear panel is there?
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:02 pm

just brew it! wrote:
There isn't still a thumdrive plugged into the rear panel is there?

I've also seen this with cell phones plugged into USB just for charging. BIOS/UEFI sees the phone as a boot device for some odd reason, especially if the phone is in "file" mode.
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:04 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
There isn't still a thumdrive plugged into the rear panel is there?

I've also seen this with cell phones plugged into USB just for charging. BIOS/UEFI sees the phone as a boot device for some odd reason, especially if the phone is in "file" mode.

Yup. Phones, music players, cameras, basically anything that looks vaguely like a storage device can confuse some BIOSes and cause boot device detection issues.
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:41 am

So.....after trying everything suggested here and online......don't laugh.....I ended up buying a DVD drive, burnt the linux image to disk....and now the machine works as if nothing ever happened.

Thanks for the suggestions though.
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Re: Boot sequence problem

Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:34 am

Sounds like it may have still been configured to boot directly from removable media instead of a hard disk and wasn't happy when it couldn't find any?

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