1. The King of COD's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm trying to install Ubuntu Linux on an old Dell 4600i Desktop PC. The original IDE DVD drive it came connected w/ all IDEs on the motherboard. I just installed 2 new SATA HDDs & a new Blu-Ray drive (yes it's all connected to the motherboard completely).

    Here's the problem:

    I can't get past the BIOS. It constantly says "Press F1 to try to restart, F2 for setup." (in an infinite loop).
    Yes the BIOS is the latest version: A12.
    I request assistance for getting past this issue.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by The King of COD; 07-20-2015 at 08:13 PM.
    07-20-2015 07:59 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Is the system issuing any beeps? That would indicate a hardware fault. The beep pattern would be something you could research at Dell's support pages.

    You could try resetting the BIOS: 3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-20-2015 11:30 PM
  3. The King of COD's Avatar
    No, I just upgraded the RAM to 1.5GB as well. Both the IDE DVD ROM Drive & the blu-ray drives are connected to the motherboard completely. The IDE CD ROM is being detected in the BIOS & it just wont boot from the DVD.
    07-21-2015 05:45 AM

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