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Access BIOS or Boot Menu

To enter BIOS for most System76 laptops, hold the F2 key immediately after turning your computer on. For the boot menu, hold down the F7 key. For older laptops, hold the F1 key.

FirmwareBIOS keyBoot Menu key
Laptop - Open FirmwareESCESC(select one time boot option)
Laptop - ProprietaryF2F7
Older LaptopsDepends on the systemF1
ThelioDelF8 or F12
MeerkatF2F10

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