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How to access your Pantera Pico PC’s BIOS/UEFI settings

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There will be some reasons for you to make configuration changes to your Pantera’s BIOS setup. Be it for setting up a dual-boot of Windows and Linux, changing boot order, or even locking your computer with a password, you will need to make some of those configurations from there.
But first, please be aware that you should only make changes to settings that you are familiar with. You can end up with an unstable system system or damage your computer’s hardware if you make a mistake.

Read the full tutorial blog here: https://xdo.ai/accessing-pantera-bios-settings/

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Topic starter Posted : 26/07/2021 1:51 am
tarazed
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I was  dismayed to find that there is no simple way to bypass Windows right at first startup.  There was no way to say no when asked if  the user agrees to the Windows licence.  I do not.  Have never used windows.  On all my other Linux systems over the last 25 years it has been simple enough to start from the bare metal and install a Linux distribution.  There was always a key like Delete or F11 to allow immediate access to the BIOS, disable secure boot and install from a USB device.  Is there really no way to bypass the Windows setup?

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Posted : 23/05/2022 3:16 pm
tarazed
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Found that even with Windows removed  and Linux installed the boot menu contains an entry for the BIOS, so all is well.  Though maybe not quite.  Without Windows it is impossible to install BIOS firmware updates.

 

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Posted : 13/06/2022 4:45 pm
nickganga
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@tarazed This is really annoying. Some documents say it should be DELETE key although I can't get it to work.

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Posted : 23/06/2022 10:35 pm
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@nickganga I just used a combination of F1, F2 and Delete.   I pretty much try that with every motherboard if there's no pause and with the exception of the odd board that uses one of F10-F12 it seems ok.   Maybe turn of fast boot to give you more time when you do get into bios.

HOWEVER, once the windows circle starts up, it's too late, so you want to be pressing those keys from power on.

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Posted : 29/06/2022 7:11 pm
tarazed
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In my case Windows has been wiped out, almost, overlaid with a Linux OS and I managed to get past the gatekeeper by building the bootloader without searching for other OS.  Fortunately there is an entry in the menu which gives access to the BIOS (where that comes from I have no idea).  That has to do for me.

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Posted : 29/06/2022 9:04 pm
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