DarleneWagner wrote:the desktop does not read the jump drive when the boot menu is running.
Not all motherboards will let you boot from a USB flash drive. (Pentium 4
is ancient. The past seven years of Intel branding use "Core" instead of Pentium -- "Core 2 Duo," "Core i3.")
If it's an option, you probably need to enable it in your BIOS configuration. At the very first screen
when you turn the power on -- even before the menu
loads -- you'll have to press a special key
. Depending on the motherboard manufacturer, it could be delete, F2, F8, or something else.
Once you're in the BIOS setup, look for a category like "boot priority
." There should be a list of devices -- hard drive, CD-ROM, network, etc. The system will try to use these in order, so if USB is an option, put it first. Save and exit.
How do I make a LiveCD?
the .iso file and burn it.
(It's a DVD, really -- "Because of the size of the content, and the fact that a vast majority of systems nowadays can either boot from DVDs or from USB, Linux Mint no longer provides images which fit in 700MB CDs."