LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Laptop and Netbook (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/)
-   -   Fedora Live USB Works on one computer but not on another (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/fedora-live-usb-works-on-one-computer-but-not-on-another-741511/)

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 04:32 PM

Fedora Live USB Works on one computer but not on another
 
Ok I have a 4GB Mini Attache PNY USB Stick, and have successfully downloaded Fedora 11 on it, but when I try booting from it on my computer I get the following error:
"
Missing Operating System
Missing Operating System
No Operating System Found
"
But when I try it on another computer (Vista, the other was XP), it works. Is this my BIOS? If so how can I fix it?

Thank you!

linus72 07-20-2009 04:35 PM

Yep
sounds like your bios
also check that the HD group is booting first
not cdrom or floppy

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3614392)
Yep
sounds like your bios
also check that the HD group is booting first
not cdrom or floppy

Yeah I did. If it is the bios how could I fix it?

New2Linux2 07-20-2009 05:01 PM

You can check the computer manufacturer's (unless it's a clone, in which case you'll want the motherboard manufacturer's) website for an updated BIOS. Follow their instructions for installing the update.

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by New2Linux2 (Post 3614408)
You can check the computer manufacturer's (unless it's a clone, in which case you'll want the motherboard manufacturer's) website for an updated BIOS. Follow their instructions for installing the update.

I can't find it. My computer is a Windows XP Gateway Laptop.

michaelk 07-20-2009 05:28 PM

Post the model number of the laptop.
Does the computer boot windows XP successfully?
Is the BIOS is configured to boot from a USB device first.
Do you have any other USB storage devices plugged into the computer?
Not enough information to know if it is a BIOS problem that requires an update.

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michaelk (Post 3614419)
Post the model number of the laptop.
Does the computer boot windows XP successfully?
Is the BIOS is configured to boot from a USB device first.
Do you have any other USB storage devices plugged into the computer?
Not enough information to know if it is a BIOS problem that requires an update.

My Laptop DOES successfully boot Windows XP.
Model Number:Gateway MX6027
Only if you consider USB Mouses and keyboards storage devices.

-Some Questions:
1.If I set the computer to boot from USB Device first, will it still boot from Windows if it fails?
2.How do I set USB Device to be first? When I go to the BIOS menu, then go to boot part, and click enter on USB Storage device it does nothing, along with all of the other parts. Do I move the Entry up?

linus72 07-20-2009 06:11 PM

Yes, you must move the usb up as first device
it will boot windows if the usb boot fails

michaelk 07-20-2009 06:24 PM

Yes BIOSs will automatically go to the next device on boot order list if the current device does not exist or is not bootable. Not familiar with BIOS options of Gateways but yes the device at the top of the list boots first. So if a USB device is not first it needs to be moved up the list.

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 06:49 PM

Thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3614449)
Yes, you must move the usb up as first device
it will boot windows if the usb boot fails

Thanks, I tried that and it worked. But why does it not work when it is not first?

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 06:49 PM

Thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by michaelk (Post 3614462)
Yes BIOSs will automatically go to the next device on boot order list if the current device does not exist or is not bootable. Not familiar with BIOS options of Gateways but yes the device at the top of the list boots first. So if a USB device is not first it needs to be moved up the list.

Thanks, I tried this and it worked. But how come it does not work when it is not first?

linus72 07-20-2009 06:54 PM

that's so if your hd dies or something you can change the bios to boot from different media
network, lan, cd, floppy, etc


i don't know:)

so, did you get it going?
which one are you using gnome or lxde?

did you go get flash player yet?

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3614475)
that's so if your hd dies or something you can change the bios to boot from different media
network, lan, cd, floppy, etc


i don't know:)

so, did you get it going?
which one are you using gnome or lxde?

did you go get flash player yet?

Well, it is freezing for me, but I am using LXDE. But you don't mind if I add you as a friend do you?

linus72 07-20-2009 07:07 PM

No
I don't mind

it's freezing?
you mean the desktop?

when it's freezing is the little light blibking on your usb?
if it is that's cause it's saving info back to usb

couple pointers-

it will run alot faster if you make your usb ext3/fat32
meaning 1st partition on usb is ext3
2nd partition is fat32

1st partition is bootable and usses grub

reason for fat32 partition?
so you can move files from ext3 partition and dindows.

2nd pointer
open the "services" thing from menu
and turn off "cups" and anything you don't need running

3rd
uninstall cups + other stuff you don't need

4th
open firefox and goto "edit/preferences"
from toolbar
st it up to delete browsing history, cache, etc
except passwords
set it up to delete it when firefox closes automatically

don't try to get updates unless you made a pretty big
persistentce thingy

FedoraLinuxLover 07-20-2009 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FedoraLinuxLover (Post 3614479)
Well, it is freezing for me, but I am using LXDE. But you don't mind if I add you as a friend do you?

Description of Freezing:

Whenever I click enter to choose a boot option [freezes]
Whenever I wait for it to boot once it gets to 1 [freezes]
Whenever I click tab [freezes]
I'm putting this in a new thread


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.