[SOLVED]Asus 1225C won't boot from USB

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[SOLVED]Asus 1225C won't boot from USB

Postby Zayofethos on Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:52 am

Hi all,

I've just purchased the Asus 1225C, alas it came with no OS installed except for something called the Asus Gate Cloud, which hardly even suffices for surfing the web...

Anyhow, I have created a usb booting device with the Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 32-bit on it, but the netbook refuses to boot from the usb. I have already gone through 2 usb sticks, and yes, the md5's were fine. Upon starting the system and hitting Esc I get taken to the boot menu, but still the machine cannot boot from the usb and always reverts to starting the Gate Cloud. I hit F2 during the start-up as well and configured the boot settings to not even take into account the SATA-drive of the netbook, but the installation menu for Mint 13 Cinnamon is still non-existant.

Any ideas?

All advice appreciated!
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Re: Asus 1225C won't boot from USB

Postby usbtux on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:10 pm

In your bios disable fast boot then use bios or boot manager to choose the usb drive.
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: Asus 1225C won't boot from USB

Postby Zayofethos on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:05 am

usbtux wrote:In your bios disable fast boot then use bios or boot manager to choose the usb drive.


Thanks for the advice!

I got over the problem by having a friend of mine install Windows 7 on to the Asus, and then try again with the Linux Mint USB, and this time no hassles at all.
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