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Thread: Boot Priority




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    What should my boot priority be set at? Right now it is CDrom, HD, floppy. Also what would be the benefits of changing it?

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    That's just fine I reckon:?:
    Provided your system can boot from CDROM without having to load drivers like a proper boot disk will do.

    If you ever have need of booting from a floppy, like to run a HD utility or something, you can always change the boot sequence at that time.
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    If your floppy drive is set as last, then why have one anyway? I like to have mine set to FDD, CD, HDD-0. This allows the floppy to be used for Flashing the BIOS without having to go into the BIOS and changing any settings beforehand. Also, even if there is a disk in the CD drive, it just ignores it unless it is bootable. Then it gives me a countdown to use this or reverting to the HDD for standard booting sequences.

    It is really a matter of personal preference, but the FDD at the end makes no sense to me. :?:
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    Thanks for the input guys!

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    Mine are always at Floppy/CDROM/HDD where possible. ;)


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    i always set mine to HDD only, and when i needa boot off floppy i can go into bios and change it if need be, besides, in an emergency if i cant access bios, the defaults are for floppy / cdrom / hdd

    i like to get the fastest possible boot time out of my PCs so i find that manual setting HDDs and setting the bios to boot of HDD only (or wotever your options are) i get a quicker boot time than most.
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    Yes, not searching for media in A: should save a sec or two.

    I use A:, C:, CD

    My ol' system won't boot a CD so no need to have it anywhere but last, and being as I have LILO on floppy A: has to be first for me to get into Linux.

    In practice, I agree with Darthtanions statement regarding the position of A: in the boot order.
    But it sounded like HK_recoil knows how to change it when necessary so I said "fine".
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