I'm having trouble getting my laptop to recognize that a bootable USB stick exists.

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commandrix
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I'm having trouble getting my laptop to recognize that a bootable USB stick exists.

Post by commandrix » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:41 pm

Yes, I did change the boot order in BIOS so that it'll boot from USB first. Yes, I did download the Linux Mint ISO and put it on the USB drive. It's a new Toshiba laptop with Windows and I want Linux Mint.
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Re: I'm having trouble getting my laptop to recognize that a bootable USB stick exists.

Post by LinuxJim » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:08 am

Did you turn off the Secure Boot option in the BIOS?

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Re: I'm having trouble getting my laptop to recognize that a bootable USB stick exists.

Post by owend » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:30 am

Did you select "Make bootable USB stick", not simply copy the iso file to the stick (right-click on the iso file)?

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Re: I'm having trouble getting my laptop to recognize that a bootable USB stick exists.

Post by commandrix » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:58 pm

LinuxJim wrote:Did you turn off the Secure Boot option in the BIOS?
That did it. I didn't realize that was a feature in BIOS. (Guess you can tell I don't mess around with BIOS very much.) Thanks!
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