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Can't boot to usb drive
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:46 AM »
 

pelouk

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Need a bit of help.


I've been trying to get my laptop to boot to Linux 4.0 on a 4GB HP USB drive. I've changed the boot order (or at least I've tried to) to show the USB as number 1 position in the Boot section of the BIOS but the machine doesn't want to know and keeps booting up in Windows.


I don't know if it's relevant but my laptop is an Asus Vivobook 14_E406SAS.  Originally it was running Windows Home 10 S but I changed it back to the regular Windows 10.


I can't see where I'm going wrong but would be grateful for any advice.
 


Re: Can't boot to usb drive
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 11:50:07 AM »
 

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@pelouk  I have a Vivobook if like mine; it has UEFI bios..


In the BIOS turn off secureboot (it most likely is keeping it from booting to USB )
I'm assuming you downloaded the typical downloaded for the 4.x series - you can use this but BIOS will need to be set to Legacy OR download the UEFI 4.2 installer and not worry about the BIOS/UEFI conflicts...


Also - make sure you've created the USB with a preferred method...


Create USB:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html#llusbwin


UEFI
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/start.html#uefi


OR as I mention use the UEFI version - it will install to both BIOS or UEFI - dont mind "test" its the same LL and will upgrade to LL4.8 fine...
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/linux-lite-software-development/uefi-build-test/msg44253/#msg44253

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Re: Can't boot to usb drive
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 04:24:19 PM »
 

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Many thanks for that.


I've downloaded Etcher but can't seem to get it to work so I've gone for the UEFI download. However I don't know what to do with that from there.
 

Re: Can't boot to usb drive
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 06:46:05 PM »
 

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Once you have the ISO downloaded, use etcher to create the bootable usb..


Are you creating from Windows or another Linux?


Typically, open etcher, select image (iso) - then the target the USB, you may need to reformat from the previous....
Once selected - flash it. 


Then boot from it
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Re: Can't boot to usb drive
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 05:39:44 AM »
 

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I was working in Windows.  For some reason I couldn't get Etcher to work properly so I burned the iso using Rufus. I'll try booting from that and let you know how it goes.
 

Re: Can't boot to usb drive
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 02:22:22 PM »
 

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@firenice03


Got it working now. Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.



 

Re: Can't boot to usb drive
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 07:48:07 PM »
 

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@firenice03


Got it working now. Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.



@pelouk Glad to hear!!!


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