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Old 04-29-2010, 03:09 AM   #16
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Ok, I wonder if anyone has any suggestions...

I've tried to boot ubuntu 9.10 from a usb using "unetbootin" that grail mentioned and also linuxliveusb that I found.

Both of which, after changing the BIOS to boot from "USB FDD" results in the error "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".

Do you think this is a hardware issue or something to do with the software on the usb?
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:13 AM   #17
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PLease guide me too, as even i am in a confusion mode whether to use Windows or Linux
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:48 AM   #18
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Ok, I wonder if anyone has any suggestions...

I've tried to boot ubuntu 9.10 from a usb using "unetbootin" that grail mentioned and also linuxliveusb that I found.

Both of which, after changing the BIOS to boot from "USB FDD" results in the error "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".

Do you think this is a hardware issue or something to do with the software on the usb?
USB FDD = Usb floppy, not USB.
If it supports booting from usb floppy, it should boot an actually usb stick.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:52 AM   #19
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PLease guide me too, as even i am in a confusion mode whether to use Windows or Linux
Could you list out the reasons why you want to switch to Linux ? Then may be we'll be able to guide u more !
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:56 AM   #20
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USB FDD = Usb floppy, not USB.
If it supports booting from usb floppy, it should boot an actually usb stick.
ohhhhhhhh right. stupid me. Well there isn't an option I don't think to just boot from the usb. There's the hard drive, the CD drive, the usb floppy and I think a network one...? maybe I should have another look.

If it doesn't boot from usb though, do I have to get a new cd drive? would it boot from an external cd drive??
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:00 AM   #21
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We can't tell you how to boot your system. You need to check your bios.

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I would say yes to the external drive, except for the fact that it is probably usb too so if the stick doesn't work I would guess
neither will it. Not that it means you shouldn't try
 
  


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