[SOLVED] Inspiron 700m not recognizing USB drive as bootable

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monery
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[SOLVED] Inspiron 700m not recognizing USB drive as bootable

Post by monery »

Greetings all

I been trying to get LMDE installed via USB drive since the machine doesn't like reading newer drives burned DVD's
I know the USB drive works since I can boot up my other machines with it, but for some reason, the 700m says...

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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
any suggestions on things to try would be appeciated
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Mute Ant
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Re: Inspiron 700m not recognizing USB drive as bootable

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''Inspiron 700m not recognizing USB drive as bootable'' Yes it is.
''isolinux.bin missing or corrupt'' is a message from the boot sector of the LMDE distribution ISO.
The boot loader has to rely on the BIOS to identify and access the connected drives. A more accurate message might be ''isolinux.bin can't be found on the drive BIOS says is the boot drive. Try changing the boot-priority in the BIOS setup, so the USB is actually mapped as the-first-drive-in-the-system rather than the-first-drive-to-try-when-booting.
While you're waiting, read the free novel we sent you. It's a Spanish story about a guy named "manual".
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[SOLVED]Inspiron 700m not recognizing USB drive as bootable

Post by monery »

strange how setting the USB flash drive in the BIOS instead of the boot menu using F12 solved the issue. Thanks for the idea, I would have never tried that in a million years

Cheers

Monery
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