How to change the boot order in the BIOS in an IBM 300Pl

Your IBM 300 series desktop computer is usually configured to directly boot your operating system from the installed hard drive. In some cases, you may want to boot from a different device, such as a flexible drive to install a new operating system. To be able to change the boot order on an IBM computer, you need to access the BIOS menu (basic input and output system, for its acronym in English).

Your IBM 300 series desktop computer is usually configured to directly boot your operating system from the installed hard drive. In some cases, you may want to boot from a different device, such as a flexible drive to install a new operating system. To be able to change the boot order on an IBM computer, you need to access the BIOS menu (basic input and output system, for its acronym in English).

Step 1

Close all applications that are running. Turn off the IBM 300PI computer and turn it on again.

Step 2

Press the “F1” key when the message “Configuration or installation tools” appears at the bottom of the screen. Press the down arrow key four times to highlight the “Start Options” entry.

Step 3

Press the “Enter” key. Highlight the entry “Start sequence” and then press “Enter” again.

Step 4

Scroll to and highlight “First boot device.” Press “Enter” Scroll through the list of available boot order devices. Highlight the device you want to use, such as “Flexible unit,” and then press “Enter.”

Step 5

Press the “Escape” key twice. Highlight “Save settings” and then press “Start”. Turn off the IBM computer and then turn it on again.

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