Just built a custom PC with the new 8core "Bulldozer" (AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor) and a GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM
I cannot boot from any Live USB (I tried Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, Linux Mint9, Mint10, Mint11, Mint12, both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions). It either says Boot Error or just sits there doing nothing...
Computer boots fine from a Windows7 Install USB I made, but will not boot from any kind of Linux Live USB (even tried Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora16).
It will however boot fine from any 32- bit or 64-bit Live CD or DVD (disk).
WEIRD, to say the least...
If anybody have any ideas on why it won't boot Live USB and how to make it work, I would be grateful.
Thanks for any help.
Links for parts:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-970A-D3%20AM3%2b%20AMD%20970%20SATA%206Gb%2fs%20USB%203http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961&Tpk=amd%20fx-8120http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
P.S. - The PC BIOS does recognise the USB, and is capable of booting from a USB stick, since the Windows7 Install USB boots and installs fine (Not that I will ever wanna use Window$ again, I'm just saying it works)I DO NOT NOT USE WINDOW$
at all. None of my PC's or laptops have Window$ any more. Window$ sucks...
I tried preparing the Live USB's both with Unetbootin
and with Startup Disk Creator
(in Ubuntu, Linux Mint 9 and 10). I even tried using a USB prepared with MultiSystem
, nothing works.
I have a mind to send the Motherboard back to Newegg and buy another one...
All of the above Live USB work just fine in my other PC (Intel Core i5-2500K, GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM) and in my older HP Pavilion m8150n PC and my 2 Acer Laptops.
For some reason they don't wanna work in my new Bulldozer PC.
I'm an Intel guy, just got curios by all the talk about the new Bulldozer, starting to regret it now... Should've just stayed with Intel....
Please help. Thanks.