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Computer will not boot from usb-stick.

Postby NexusHumanis on Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:42 pm

I installed a 64-bit mint 7 on a usb stick for a friend, so she could try it out, but she cannot get her computer to boot it. We have set USB-FDD as first boot device, but to no avail. The partition with mint on it was formatted in ext3, could this be a problem? We are talking about an Acer Aspire M5100 - KF77 desktop computer. What could be wrong here? I could not really test the install at home, as I don't have any 64-bit machines, but at least my laptop gave me a pretty clear message that it could not boot the install because it could not handle 64-bit OS. Which means that the image was bootable.
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Re: Computer will not boot from usb-stick.

Postby optimize me on Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:21 am

NexusHumanis wrote:The partition with mint on it was formatted in ext3, could this be a problem?

For some computers, it can be. If I were you, I'd reformat the USB stick as FAT16 or FAT32 and re-burn the image, then give it a whirl.
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Re: Computer will not boot from usb-stick.

Postby NexusHumanis on Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:07 am

For some computers, it can be. If I were you, I'd reformat the USB stick as FAT16 or FAT32 and re-burn the image, then give it a whirl.[/quote]

>> Well, I have done so, and will try again at some point booting it. I took the stick back home to look at it, so will not have a chance for some time yet.
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