kduck28
2 Iron

How to access the boot order menu of the Inspiron 13-5368

I have a Linux install on a USB stick and would like to test it on my Inspiron 13-5368. I really don't want to mess around with changing any UEFI settings. I just want to change the boot order for a one time boot up. I know F2 gets me into the system setup. Would F12 or some other key present me with the boot order?

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9 Rhodium

RE: How to access the boot order menu of the Inspiron 13-5368

Yes, F12 does that.  Your linux distribution will require you to turn off secure boot - and  must be UEFI compatible.

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kduck28
2 Iron

RE: How to access the boot order menu of the Inspiron 13-5368

Thanks. This is good and bad. Secure boot is suppose to be a good thing? Could I damage my Windows install by changing that setting?

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Saltgrass
4 Ruthenium

RE: How to access the boot order menu of the Inspiron 13-5368

A danger with Linux is some versions will install as Legacy to a GPT configured drive.  If you use a version which is Secure Boot capable, such as Ubuntu, you don't have to alter the bios settings.

But, as was mentioned the F12 key will give you boot options.

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