I am using the laptop to type this - booted up from a live installation usb drive.
I have the boot order usb rmd-fdd, cd rom. There are 5 different usb choices, but only one works with the installation stick.
When I try to boot up with the LMDE stick, the computer checks ram correctly id's the cd drive and then freezes - before listing the bios version.
The present bios is AMI 1.02y ami version 1.03. ID string is 63-2000-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7_1ABNG000-
I can't find a bios update specific to this string and am uncertain about using a generic. TINY, who made the laptop went bust so there is no manufacturer site.
Any advice would be good. Thanks