getting bios with boot camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Diabeetus, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Diabeetus macrumors member

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    i'm on a first gen intel iMac, 10.5 leopard with boot camp (xp sp2 or 3)

    i'm trying to get to the bios screen so i'll be able to boot from linux on a flash drive

    does anyone know what keys to press/when exactly to press them? i've tried f1-2 and the delete key, but windows just loads too fast for me to get the screen
     
  2. dimme macrumors 65816

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    I don't think there is one. Mac uses a different set of tools/ Boot camp is in effect a bios.
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The only way that I'm aware of is to hold option on boot, which will allow you to choose between OS X and Windows.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    There are no BIOS options. There is nothing to stop Apple
    implementing a BIOS menu accessible by pressing F2. It's
    just that they can't be bothered, apparently.

    Note: EFI is not the barrier here. It's the way Apple has gone
    about implementing and using it's BIOS compatability module.
     

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