Default Boot Device

Geffers

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Can someone enlighten me as to what the default device is for modern BIOS/UEFI?

Back in the day the CD/DVD was the first boot device, then the hard drive, then USB became popular and that became an option. Seems now HD, USB, Network and optical are options but I get the impression nowadays the HD is first boot item and getting to the BIOS to change boot order can be a challenge.

I want to do a video showing how to install a live Linux Desktop onto an external USB but booting to it may be awkward for non techie souls.

Anyone able to throw some light on this I'd appreciate.

Geffers
 

Retro

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It just means that you can set your preferred boot device available from all the attached storage drives to boot from every time.
 
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