Access BIOS or Boot Menu Edit on GitHub

To enter the UEFI setup menu (or BIOS menu) on laptops with System76 Open Firmware, press the ESC key immediately after powering the system on.

To enter the BIOS menu on System76 laptops with proprietary firmware, hold the F2 key immediately after turning your computer on. To go directly to the boot menu, hold down the F7 key. For older laptops, hold the F1 key.

To enter the BIOS menu for desktops (besides the Meerkat), hold down the DEL key. To show the boot menu, hold the F8 or F12 key.

For the Meerkat, hold the F2 key for the BIOS, or the F10 key for the boot menu.

Open Firmware Screenshots

The following screenshots show the menus in System76 Open Firmware with Coreboot:

Displays the computer model, firmware version, and available options.

Main menu

One Time Boot

Allows booting to a non-default boot device.

One Time Boot

Change Boot Order

Allows changing the order for selecting the default boot device.

Change Boot Order

Firmware Configuration Information

Displays information about the firmware’s build-time configuration.

Configuration info

Article last modified: 2021-04-06