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    Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) BIOS Screen?

    Hello. Just got my new laptop. It has Ubuntu 11.10 already installed. Tried to open BIOS several times and I don't get it why it won't open. When I press F2 or other button that should pop up BIOS screen all I get is black screen with lots of white codes that goes down and I can't see what is written there because the new laptop loads so fast.. Any ideas?

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) BIOS Screen?

    This may be a case of the blind leading the blind, but since I also have a 7720 (albeit with a broken win 8 instalation and Ubuntu on a hd i added myself) I'll suggest trying F12 on startup. but for me F2 works fine. Alternately you could try holding F2 before/through pushing the power button to make sure you dont miss it. otherwise hopefully someone jumps in who knows a bit more

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) BIOS Screen?

    UEFI/BIOS Boot keys - about halfway down on this Microsoft page
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-to-go.aspx

    Is this a new computer with the older version of Ubuntu. I would think they would at least use the LTS 12.04?


    Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB New user with Details post 10
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2108450
    Dell Inspiron 17R SE - 12.04.2 but otherwise similar to XPS13 above
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2125701
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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