dctootall wrote:From doing a search around the web after running into similar issues installing from a USB drive last night, It appears the problems with booting from a USB are a known and common issue with Gigabyte Motherboards. There are several posts around the web with various work arounds and tricks people have discovered to try and get it to work.
the common suggestions which appear to have a high success rate include using a windoze only HP tool to format the drive with FAT32 since apparently Windows doesn't format the USB drives properly so that the boards recognize them prior to any drivers being loaded.
After several hours of playing around with it last night, I finally got my Gigabyte board to recognize my Install USB, but it would flake out before I could kick off the install. (It acted like it just "lost" the USB stick.) The trick that worked for me was to use the HP tool to reformat the drive, followed by Pendrivelinux to install the DVD ISO to the drive. (thankfully I have a work Laptop with XP on it, so I had a windoze box to work off of). Then I'd have to power off the new machine, plug the USB in, and then power it up. When I went into the boot menu the flash drive would show up under the HARD DRIVES submenu as USB-HDD and would boot successfully to the ISO's desktop. Unfortunately I'd then end up losing the USB drive connection after another minute.
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