I have just bought a low powered laptop (netbook), running Windows 7. I have run Linux on previous laptops and my intention was to set up this machine to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. Unfortunately the BIOS seems to be locked down and although I can get to a set up menu using F2, I cannot get to a boot menu. On my previous netbook (motherboard died over Christmas) I could enable the boot menu from within setup, but this new one doesn't give that option Any ideas? A friend told me that I might have to flash the BIOS. I have no idea how to do that and I'm concerned that I would invalidate the warranty and it might not work.
Any help would be appreciated.