There is no Boot from USB option (failed)

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There is no Boot from USB option (failed)

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I have been trying to install Xfce now for a couple of days and am failing.

The laptop simply does not allow booting via USB.
OK, I will admit, I bought the wrong laptop. €150 brand new, the control board is smaller than a Rasberry PI.
It does run Windows, but I simply cannot find a way to get it to boot from USB.

Any suggestions?

(I am stopping with trying to get it installed. I cannot get it to work and will look for a different purpose for this thing. Thanks.)
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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... and your laptop is a... ?
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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My laptop is a no-brand cheap thing wit an atom processor.

15.6 inch Ultra-slim Laptop

Display:1366*768

CPU: Intel Atom® X5 Z8350 Processor(2M Cache,up to 1.92GHZ)

RAM:2GB

SSD:32GB
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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hey

check your bios and see if the usb is enabled in your bios,check even if secure boot is disabled.
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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I have a Fusion5 T50 with an Atom processor and have Mint Mate installed. It previously had Win10.
With the USB stick in one of the USB ports, restart the computer and press the ESC button (not F1 or F2) ... not too fast and not too many times, or you may get a menu other than BIOS. Play with it. Anyway ... once in BIOS and at the boot menu, you should see the USB stick listed and you can move it to the top of the boot list. Save and exit and it should boot from USB. You will find that you need to go through this each and every time you need to boot from USB. You can move the USB stick to the top of the list, save and exit, but it won't stay there indefinitely or after the stick is removed from the USB.

Thing is, after loading Mate, I had no sound. Mint did not recognize and load a driver for the sound hardware. Everything else worked fine ... but slow ... hey, it's an Atom processor.

What I had to do to get sound is found here viewtopic.php?f=48&t=301872&start=40
See my last post on page 3 for a summary of steps to get sound if you have the same issue after installing Mint. Enter and execute each line in a terminal one by one. If you're running Mint 19.3, you're already using a 5.0 series kernel ... otherwise you will also need to install a 5.0 series kernel as well.

EDIT: I also had screen tearing and jerky scrolling in the browser because of the Intel Graphics. See Portreve's post just past halfway down the page to "Create a Intel graphics-specific configuration file in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d, and title it "20-intel.conf" ... viewtopic.php?f=208&t=224942#p1197049
You can test for screen tearing before and after the fix here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceX18O9pvLs
Nothing you do will make graphics as smooth as you'd like but the fix helps. It's just a very weak Atom processor.
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lykle wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:44 am
Display:1366*768

CPU: Intel Atom® X5 Z8350 Processor(2M Cache,up to 1.92GHZ)

RAM:2GB

SSD:32GB
None of this is particularly bad news. It's not a powerhouse, but it can most likely run Mint.
Any chance we can see the description in the store where you got it from?
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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There is no boot from USB option.
The Bios does not allow me to pick a boot option.

Hmm, I need to look into the grub2 options, because I finally managed to get to the grub2 efi file, but it will not run.
I think I am going to junk it, or try and build a PI into it or such. This is frustrating.

This is where I got it from:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3297226 ... 4c4deUymET
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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lykle wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:42 am
There is no boot from USB option.
The Bios does not allow me to pick a boot option.
Enter UEFI (BIOS) through pressing ESC. In 'Boot' tab: 'Disable Fastboot'. Press F10 to save & exit. Immediately press ESC again and in 'Boot' tab: your USB drive should be listed - change the order. Press F10 to save & exit.

You could also try enabling legacy/CSM ... F10 save and exit ... go right back in to see if that will give you the USB boot option.
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option

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Nope, it is not happening.

I can do all that is suggested, but it will not boot on USB.
When I do a recovery in Windows, I can select the USB boot device. When it then reboots, it tells me this device does not have a USB boot capability.
So I am stuck.

In fact, I am giving up. I think I will have a look to see what I can use the display and the keyboard for.

Thanks for all the help.
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option (failed)

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Is the SSD removable? The listing on Ali suggests it, because they say it can be upgraded. So in theory, it should be possible to replace it with an SSD that has Mint installed on it.
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option (failed)

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Moem wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:07 am
Is the SSD removable? The listing on Ali suggests it, because they say it can be upgraded. So in theory, it should be possible to replace it with an SSD that has Mint installed on it.
It will be a soldered in-place microSD flash device and won't be changeable.
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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:11 am
It will be a soldered in-place microSD flash device and won't be changeable.
Then the listing is lying? :shock: Oh my! That NEVER happens! :wink:
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option (failed)

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Moem wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:45 am
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:11 am
It will be a soldered in-place microSD flash device and won't be changeable.
Then the listing is lying? :shock: Oh my! That NEVER happens! :wink:
Playing with words, I think. Manufacturers call those microSD cards "SSDs".
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Re: There is no Boot from USB option (failed)

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It's not a lie, as such, to call it an SDD. I was referring to this, from the listing:

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