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Old 08-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Booting from USB stick


Sigh. So anyway, I created a bootable usb stick for Backtrack and it works fine in laptop A and laptop B. Then I did the same thing but using an SD card in a SD/usb adaptor and it works fine in laptop A but not in laptop B (where it doesn't even show up as a boot option)!

I am at a complete loss as to what could cause this problem, other than I guess it must be a hardware/firmware issue of some sort. Can anyone clue me up? Thanks.
 
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Sounds like it's not recognizing the card reader as a disk. Mebbe it thinks it's a card reader.
Try your boot menu - F9 or F11 or summat on bootup. If you can see the card reader there, choose it.
 
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Sounds like it's not recognizing the card reader as a disk. Mebbe it thinks it's a card reader.
Try your boot menu - F9 or F11 or summat on bootup. If you can see the card reader there, choose it.
If you mean F12, I am already doing that and nothing usb or card related shows up in the menu on that machine. Somehow it seems able to 'tell the difference' between a usb stick (which it is perfectly happy with) and an SD card mounted in a USB adapter (which it isn't).
 
  


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