How do I know if I can Boot from USB(SOLVED)

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

How do I know if I can Boot from USB(SOLVED)

Postby pcpunk on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:49 pm

I want to perform the LiveUSB. I know how to get to the Boot Log and changed it once to boot from the Disc. Now I want to try the usb drive because I have heard it is faster, and probably less noisy LOL, my drive is noisy and slow. I also read at the LiveUSB link that some older computers cannot do this and I believe mine was the same year they mentioned. This is a great site, Thanks
Last edited by pcpunk on Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby ClutchDisc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:55 am

What does it list in your boot options?
Gateway NE56R41u laptop, 2.20 GHz x2, 4 GB DDR3, 128GB SSD - Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 - Linux Mint 17 (Mate)
ClutchDisc
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm
Location: Detroit area

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby wayne128 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:04 am

Plug in your USB flash to USB port.

Turn on computer, navigate to bios, check all boot options..


Point to take note, USB flash can hide inside Hard Disk
sometime ago I captured my old presario to show where USB flash is hidden inside Hard Disk
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=166430&hilit=+presario#p855405
wayne128
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3325
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:15 am

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:36 am

ClutchDisc wrote:What does it list in your boot options?


Thanks for all the help, my boot options are:
USB FLOPPY
USB SUPERDISK
USB HARD DISK.

I just tried the FLOPPY but that did not work lol.
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby Mark Phelps on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:07 am

Try "USB Hard Disk" --know that sounds wrong, but that's generally what works.
Mark Phelps
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1062
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:39 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:18 am

Mark Phelps wrote:Try "USB Hard Disk" --know that sounds wrong, but that's generally what works.


OKAY!
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby ClutchDisc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:37 am

Mark Phelps wrote:Try "USB Hard Disk" --know that sounds wrong, but that's generally what works.

Yes, that is what I would try too.
Gateway NE56R41u laptop, 2.20 GHz x2, 4 GB DDR3, 128GB SSD - Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 - Linux Mint 17 (Mate)
ClutchDisc
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm
Location: Detroit area

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:37 pm

Okay guys, this did not work, it booted up but when on the net it would lock up and I had to do a forced shutdown. I am going to drop it on my HDD right after my friendly technician makes sure there are no bugs on it. Only because I want it to be faster and function properly. If anyone has any good answers to fix usb issue I would love to hear them.
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby ClutchDisc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:23 pm

What version of Mint are you trying and what are your CPU and RAM specs?
Gateway NE56R41u laptop, 2.20 GHz x2, 4 GB DDR3, 128GB SSD - Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 - Linux Mint 17 (Mate)
ClutchDisc
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm
Location: Detroit area

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby Derek_S on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:24 pm

pcpunk wrote:Okay guys, this did not work, it booted up but when on the net it would lock up and I had to do a forced shutdown.


Hello pcpunk - What exactly happened? Can you describe it better? For instance, it booted to a black screen? Or it booted to the grub menu, you chose to boot Linux Mint, then it crashed? Or did it make it all the way to the desktop, you made your internet connection, started Firefox, then it crashed while you were "on the net"?

I think it would help us if you could describe your system in better detail:

1.) The manufacturer and specific model of the motherboard.

2.) The processor.

3.) The amount of system memory you have. This is important, because some systems with low system memory should use a version of Mint with a desktop that is lighter on system memory.
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is actually thinking.
User avatar
Derek_S
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 568
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:36 pm
Location: Long Island, N.Y.

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:34 pm

This choice: "Or did it make it all the way to the desktop, you made your internet connection, started Firefox, then it crashed while you were "on the net"
Hope this link works cause I am computer illiterate LOL!


http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL ... lA2X2hX0gk
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby ClutchDisc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:55 pm

Are you trying the "Mate" version of Linux Mint?
Gateway NE56R41u laptop, 2.20 GHz x2, 4 GB DDR3, 128GB SSD - Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 - Linux Mint 17 (Mate)
ClutchDisc
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm
Location: Detroit area

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:50 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:Are you trying the "Mate" version of Linux Mint?


LinuxMint17
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby ClutchDisc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:22 pm

I should clarify, I didn't mean what number release, but are you using Mate, or Cinnamon version of Mint 17?
Gateway NE56R41u laptop, 2.20 GHz x2, 4 GB DDR3, 128GB SSD - Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 - Linux Mint 17 (Mate)
ClutchDisc
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm
Location: Detroit area

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:36 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:I should clarify, I didn't mean what number release, but are you using Mate, or Cinnamon version of Mint 17?


Cinamon, did ya look at my specs in the link in post above? I don't know what I need, the test I took said Suse,something but someone suggested LMC.
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby ClutchDisc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:19 pm

Cinnamon is too much for the specs of your computer. Try Mate, that will probably solve your problem.
Gateway NE56R41u laptop, 2.20 GHz x2, 4 GB DDR3, 128GB SSD - Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)
Dell Dimension E310 desktop, 2.80 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 - Linux Mint 17 (Mate)
ClutchDisc
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm
Location: Detroit area

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:57 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:Cinnamon is too much for the specs of your computer. Try Mate, that will probably solve your problem.

Really, that sucks lol. it took almost an hour to download that thing. It did work on the CD though. Okay I will try that, but, do you think that I should go to OpenSuse, that is what is recommended for beginners with slow computers. I am quite surprised though, I thought this was a light system. What is the issue the RAM?
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby Derek_S on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:59 pm

Hello pcpunk - I took a look at the output from Speccy. With 1GB of system memory, I have to agree with ClutchDisc, Linux Mint 17 with the Cinnamon desktop is not the one to install, you'd probably experience system crashes on a regular basis. You'd be better of trying the MATE desktop instead, or if you are willing to wait a bit, the final release of Mint 17 with the Xfce desktop should be available very soon. It might be an even better choice for your machine.

Do you intend to replace WindowsXP with Linux Mint, or are you planning to have a dual boot setup with both operating systems?
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is actually thinking.
User avatar
Derek_S
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 568
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:36 pm
Location: Long Island, N.Y.

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby pcpunk on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:14 pm

Derek_S wrote:Hello pcpunk - I took a look at the output from Speccy. With 1GB of system memory, I have to agree with ClutchDisc, Linux Mint 17 with the Cinnamon desktop is not the one to install, you'd probably experience system crashes on a regular basis. You'd be better of trying the MATE desktop instead, or if you are willing to wait a bit, the final release of Mint 17 with the Xfce desktop should be available very soon. It might be an even better choice for your machine.

Do you intend to replace WindowsXP with Linux Mint, or are you planning to have a dual boot setup with both operating systems?


I think a dual boot for now. Dam I thought I had 2gig of RAM for some reason lol. Would this be sufficient if I were to dump the xp OS?

What do you think of OpenSuse? I am a very light user, mostly youtube, facebook, word doc's, emails.
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
pcpunk
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: How do I know if I can Boot from USB

Postby Derek_S on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:21 pm

Hello pcpunk - I have used openSUSE. It is really aimed at people involved with software development, but does make a good everyday operating system. If you have never used Linux before, you might find it difficult to install and configure. Who recommended it to you?
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is actually thinking.
User avatar
Derek_S
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 568
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:36 pm
Location: Long Island, N.Y.

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 
Next

Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bruno529, juancarlos68 and 18 guests