I've been trying to run Linux Mint off a usb stick, but I can't get the boot menu to display. Everything works normally usually, but the BIOS POST message and the boot menu causes the display to jump to "out of range". Accessing the bios setup, luckily, is fine. I can't get it to load from USB by default, at that stage it doesn't even recognise that there is a device plugged in. I know it'll run from the USB, I took a stab in the dark and hit down and enter on the boot menu until something happened and it loaded mint, but guess work can't be a good long term solution.
I've read that in normal cases this is the graphics card trying to display in a higher resolution than the screen can manage, and the only answers I've found are to start in safe mode and adjust from there. But that seems catered only for those whose displays won't run the regular desktop. So I'm kinda stumped on how to adjust the resolution for a bios menu, if indeed it's what would fix it.
Not sure how much technical detail is required, however, I run an asus p5ne-sli mobo with nvidia geforce 9500gt (x2) on a 32" sony tv, running windows vista.
Edit to add: drivers are all up to date
Edited by hamluis, 15 September 2013 - 11:52 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Linux - Hamluis.