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Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:50 pm

Having problems booting my Linux Mint USB stick with persistance
on my new Gigabyte z370 Gaming 7 motherboard. (don't have my m.2 yet)
It does go to the selection menu. but after that it just beeps once and reboots.
Works just fine with my old P8Z77. (i used LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9.4 to create it.)
My memtest stick also works just fine.
Did try legacy mode in BIOS and different USB ports.
Also have secure boot disabled.

Anyone have any ideas what to do?

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:32 pm

p1on wrote: .......


Seems, LinuxLive USB Creator is not current, as per this link ... viewtopic.php?f=90&t=256410

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:47 pm

thank you for the information.
tried it with multiboot.
again got to the menus but when it was time to boot mint i just get a beep and a reboot :(

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:58 am

p1on wrote: .......

.
According to this link ... https://www.eightforums.com/installatio ... post443818 , Gigabyte BIOS setup seems to not allow 'Other OS', eg Linux, to be booted or installed in CSM enabled or Legacy BIOS mode, ie Linux has to be booted or installed in UEFI mode with GPT disks and Secure Boot enabled. If so, this may be the source of the problem. Likely, Ubuntu will have less problem with Gigabyte BIOS setup.

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:07 am

Tried with ubuntu also.. same problem
Also tried a bunch of different usb installers.
Can't enable secure boot :/

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:34 am

@ p1on, .......

p1on wrote: .

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Maybe, the problem is related to this .......

Certain high-end OEM Win 8.x/10 computers, eg Acer, Asus and HP, have an obstructive or pro-M$ BIOS setting for "select an UEFI file as trusted for executing", ...
https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/
viewtopic.php?t=236560
... The above latest(= 2017) OEM laptops may have even removed this BIOS setting(= cannot even boot a Live Linux USB/DVD), but may be restored by a new BIOS firmware update from the OEMs.

or this ...
https://askubuntu.com/questions/646817/ ... otherboard
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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:28 am

thank you..
but nothing on those pages helped

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:40 am

p1on wrote:thank you..
but nothing on those pages helped

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Something is not quite right. It could be the Gigabyte UEFI BIOS firmware or downloaded ISO file(= needs to be verified) or brand of the USB Flashdrive or the computer's USB ports or the BIOS setting for the USB interface.

AFAIK, you need to first format the USB Flashdrive in fat32 file system before creating the Live LM on it, as per ...
https://mintguide.org/tools/317-make-a- ... -mint.html . LinuxLive USB Creator can be used up to only Live LM 17.2. For Live LM 18, use unetbootin or Win32 Disk Imager or Universal USB Installer or Rufus or LM's USB Image Writer.

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:14 am

Tried putting Windows 10 on the same stick... worked just fine :/
Also updated BIOS.. no linux.. just a beep and a reboot :(

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby Laurent85 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:22 am

Did you disable Secure Boot ?
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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:30 am

Secure boot has been disabled the whole time... can't even enable it.
With the new BIOS secure boot was missing from the page completely :/

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:38 am

p1on wrote:Tried putting Windows 10 on the same stick... worked just fine :/
Also updated BIOS.. no linux.. just a beep and a reboot :(

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Try the fix at the link ....... http://chromasoft.blogspot.my/2010/10/s ... -from.html
https://www.blackmoreops.com/2013/12/28 ... therboard/
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2212891
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2148531
etc

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:47 am

p1on wrote:Secure boot has been disabled the whole time... can't even enable it.
With the new BIOS secure boot was missing from the page completely :/

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As per my eightforumsdotcom link, with the previous BIOS firmware, the BIOS setting has to be set to 'Windows 8/10' before Secure Boot can be disabled, ie Secure Boot cannot be disabled if it is set to 'Other OS'.

If the new updated BIOS firmware keeps Secure Boot disabled, that's still OK.

Last resort is to run Win 8.x/10 and forget about installing Linux on your Gigabyte m/board.

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 am

Could it have anything to do with the fact that I don't have a HDD?

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:56 am

p1on wrote:Could it have anything to do with the fact that I don't have a HDD?

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No, because you do not need the internal hard-drive to run a Live Linux USB Flash-drive or DVD(= DVD-drive). ...
https://askubuntu.com/questions/104003/ ... -installed

A Live Linux session will run from the Live Linux USB Flashdrive or Live Linux DVD-drive and from RAM = slow system. To install Linux on the computer, you need an internal hard-drive.

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 am

Now I can't even get Windows to boot anymore.
I'm ready to give up :'(

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:19 pm

p1on wrote:Now I can't even get Windows to boot anymore.
I'm ready to give up :'(

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Reinstall the older BIOS firmware.? Or try fiddling with the settings in BIOS setup.

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:00 pm

Using MultiBoot I get grub to load instead when trying to boot ubuntu and mint.

Windows with WinSetupFromUSB 1.8 loads "two bars" at the bottom and then reboots.
On my old computer the bar just loads once but slower and then boots the windows installer.

With Rufus + Windows and UEFI load I get a reboot.
Non UEFI gives the a screen that says "reboot and select proper boot device".

Tried all three different BIOS's

...

The only thing that I can think of other than me having a defective motherboard, cpu or ram is:
- No HDD
- Only one stick of ram

Other people would have problems booting from USB otherwise.. right?

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby michael louwe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:01 pm

p1on wrote: .

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Try taking out the CMOS battery from the motherboard for awhile. This would Factory Reset all the BIOS settings to the ex-Factory default values. Then put the CMOS battery back. Check your BIOS setting and test the Live Linux USB and Windows Install USB. ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-5ycNrL5xw

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Re: Linux Mint USB stick boot problems

Postby p1on » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:15 pm

Used the button on the motherboard.
Got a CMOS cleared confirmation when i booted up.

But nothing changed :(

(thank you for all the help... really appreciate it)


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