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Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:50 am

I've installed LM on several machines without any problems. Yesterday I tried to install it on a friends machine but I can't even boot from the usb stick in his machine. Every time I restart the machine Windblows starts up. I've read about UEFI but just don't get it; what shall I do to get the bloody machine to recognize the stick? I've already turned off secure boot and rapid start and enabled legacy boot but nothing seems to work.

Anybody? PLZ
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby administrollaattori on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:56 am

How about if you change hard drives order in BIOS? There is boot order also, but it is a different thing.
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:04 am

How do I do that? I've already changed the boot order.

And why do I need to change the drive order?
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby administrollaattori on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:20 am

pjhalsli wrote:How do I do that? I've already changed the boot order.

And why do I need to change the drive order?

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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby 741cc on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:15 pm

Try hitting F11/F12 at the boot screen (varies from machine to machine, might also be Esc, Del or Enter - should say which on very first boot screen) to show a pop-up menu.
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:08 am

I've already changed the boot order. I got usb on top but it still won't recognize the stick. I tried to install on another machine just to see if something was wrong with the stick and it worked as it should. Booted in live mode on 3 different machines without any problems.

What 've done this far:

Changed boot order
Disabled secure boot
Disabled rapid start (something)
Disabled UEFI Ipv6
Enabled legacy boot (Ipv4)

Anyone know what to do?
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:18 am

BUMP!

Anyone?
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby nobugs on Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:34 am

Could it be you might be trying to boot a 32 bit computer with a LM 64 bit version. Just a thought!
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:42 am

Nope I wish it was something that easy.

I got a stick with multisystem and different distros on it. It works on every machice except two and they are both HP so now I'm starting to think it's something wrong with that brand :(
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby nobugs on Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:48 am

You may be right! I've found that creating a liveusb using a brand new stick usually works (they are usually fat32). Once the stick is reused by installing other OS's to try, problems arise IMO. Don't know anything about HP machines, unfortunately. Could I suggest you install just one OS to a new stick and see if that boots. I've found Mint15, LXLE and Lite all seem to boot OK. Good luck!
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:01 am

I almost got it.I mangaed to install mint but when I restart the screen says; "no boot device found"

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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby nobugs on Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:42 am

When you say "managed to install mint", do you mean as a live USB or to the internal HDD. (singularly or dual boot?)
If to a stick, is it the only OS on the stick.
Did u start using a new stick or one previously used for other OS's.
Have you checked again to ensure that CMS legacy is the boot mode.
In your previous posts you mention trying your multi stick on other machines. Does this new stick boot on another machine, assuming you still have access.

Apologies if you have already checked these things. It's so easy to repeat a simple error or incorrect procedure when frustration sets in. Been there, before!

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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby pjhalsli on Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:55 am

I installed to harddrive from a live usb. When I get the message that the installation has finished and I need to reboot The machine says no boot device found. I used a new stick. Legacy is enabled. Can't disable UEFI. The live usb boots on another machines as well.

The machine I'm struggling with got 500 Gb HDD and 32Gb ssd (hybrid) Can that be the problem?

Btw you shouldn't apologise for anything when you're trying to help someone (me) :wink:
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Re: Can't boot from USB stick

Postby nobugs on Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:50 pm

Hello pjhalsli,

Grappling with this problem myself. There are so many variables to consider, it's like walking on eggshells. If I get further or can pass any relevant info on, I will do so. This UEFI stuff has really thrown a spanner in the works. :x
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