Recently my old hard drive died - it wouldn't let me boot ubuntu at all and all I could do was to get a new one.
I created a bootable flash drive with the newest ubuntu version on it. I put the flash drive in and hit the power button and all I got was the boot menu with just one option
ubuntu, which doesn't work as there is nothing on the hard drive. I tried to open BIOS using F12 but all I ever get is the boot menu. And I can do nothing! I have tried all kinds of combinations, like F2, DEL, ESC, STRG + Alt + DEL but nothing works. I cant get into BIOS to change to "boot from flashdrive".