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    Linux has auto hardware detect and install for everything except BIOS.
    Many boards need special BIOS options to work with Linux.
    Why not detect or ask MB or Computer Model and try to setup BIOS correctly? It may take time to have enough info to build a useful program.

    I know the real problem is broken BIOS. So what? We fix a lot of hardware in software.:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimwelchok View Post
    Linux has auto hardware detect and install for everything except BIOS.
    Many boards need special BIOS options to work with Linux.
    Why not detect or ask MB or Computer Model and try to setup BIOS correctly? It may take time to have enough info to build a useful program.

    I know the real problem is broken BIOS. So what? We fix a lot of hardware in software.:

    Welcome to the forums!

    Sorry, but I'm not sure I'm understanding your post correctly.

    Are you asking a question, or making a statement?
    oz

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    Is there such a installer? If not why not?

    auto Bios Option installer

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    No, I'm not familiar with any auto bios option installers.

    If there aren't any, it's probably because developers don't feel there is a need for one.

    That said, I've been using Linux for nearly 9 years now, and have installed somewhere around 50 to 70 different distributions, and have never found myself needing one.

    Maybe it's different for other Linux users, though.

    If indeed there is a need, that might be a good project for you if you feel up to it.
    oz

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