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Thumb Drive Not Detected


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#1 OmegamB

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:46 PM

I'm trying to use a thumb drive to boot into a Linux LiveCD, however when I get into my BIOS and visit the boot setting and removable media, it says it hasn't detected any removable media, even though my drive is attached the computer. is there anyway to fix this?

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:48 PM

It's possible the drive is damaged, that maybe it got wet or something? Does it work on other computers?
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:51 PM

Windows detects in when its booted, but the BIOS doesn't when I try to boot from it. It is not damaged and works on other computers.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:11 AM

It may be that your system isn't capable of booting from a USB device.
Since it's a Linux Live CD, try booting to the CD rather than the USB device.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:35 PM

I bet you didn't make the drive bootable before trying to boot from it. A search on google for your distro + usb boot should be able to show you the way. I.E. I installed backtrack on a usb drive and all I had to do was copy it all over and then run an included batch file to make it bootable. It just installed a boot loader and set the active flag. Hope that helps!

Edit: In my bios, booting from "usb drive" doesn't work either, I have to go into hard drives > fancy name of my usb drive.

Edited by T, 22 August 2007 - 07:38 PM.

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