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Ubuntu on USB flash won't boot


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#1 floridaze

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:38 PM

** Mods: I also posted this on the Live Linux forum, not knowing if it was appropriate to post it in this forum or not. **

Hi Bleepsters. I've tried numerous times and in numerous ways to boot Ubuntu 10.10 x32 from a USB flash drive, and it never boots. It just boots into Windows (7 Ultimate x64). It boots fine from the CD, and the data on the flash looks identical to the CD.

Let me give as many details as I can think of at the moment. I set my BIOS to boot from USB-FDD. I tried it just selecting that from the boot menu before changing the BIOS, and that didn't work either. The flash drive is a 4GB, so plenty of room. I've tried several methods, as mentioned. I've tried the instructions on pendrivelinux.com, both the ISO from my hard drive and the Live CD-to-flash method. I followed the instructions exactly, AFAIK. I also tried the USB Creator which is on the Live CD. I even tried the "send to" within Windows Explorer, as well as simple copy and paste, knowing those were long shots, but hey.

I have no reason to think the flash drive nor the USB port is bad. Other data which was on the flash drive was fine, and my external HDD when plugged into the same USB port works fine.

Help? Please and thank you!

Edited by floridaze, 28 March 2011 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:14 PM

Hi floridaze

This is from the PCLinux forum and it may help you
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,46097.0.html

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:17 PM

Thanks Ramchu! I can always count on you for great advice.

Between that tool and yet another BIOS tweak, it worked! And I put PCLOS on my flash drive as you had recommended to me not long ago, instead of Ubuntu. I'm not sure why I started playing around with the latter. I'll get used to the former for a while to get the feel of Linux, maybe sometimes using the Live CD for Ubuntu to compare, and go from there.

Thanks a million! :flowers:

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

Thanks Ramchu! I can always count on you for great advice.

Between that tool and yet another BIOS tweak, it worked! And I put PCLOS on my flash drive as you had recommended to me not long ago, instead of Ubuntu. I'm not sure why I started playing around with the latter. I'll get used to the former for a while to get the feel of Linux, maybe sometimes using the Live CD for Ubuntu to compare, and go from there.

Thanks a million! :flowers:


Your Welcome ! I'm Glad to have helped.
Now if you haven't already I suggest that you go over to the PCLinux forum and register
so that you can take advantage of the helpfulness and knowledge there. Its really a Good Friendly community.

Regards




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