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Old 01-06-2016, 03:53 AM   #1
hrushikeshdhawale
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Question No boot device found in dell optiplex 360 series during linux instalation


During ubantu installation using unetbootien my dell pc automatically say no boot device avilable.After dignostic it says no floppy drive or usb present.Please help me my email addres is hrushikeshdhawale@gmail.com please contact and help
 
Old 01-06-2016, 11:11 AM   #2
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hrushikeshdhawale,

Welcome to LQ.

Please note that this is a forum, not a help desk or an email reply service.

Also it is not advisable to publish your email address on a public website.

You need to access the BIOS/Setup.

Press F2 when the Dell logo appears after switching on. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.

First, look for Onboard Devices > USB Controller. This setting must be set to ON.


Next, make sure that you have you set the correct Boot Order in the BIOS/Setup.

Look at this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdUDjC4JLIQ

and make sure that the Boot Order is set exactly the same as this:

1. USB Storage device
2. CD/DVD
3. Internal HDD
Various other non-numbered items underneath (ignore)

Note that these 3 items MUST be numbered in order for them to be BOOTABLE.

Press the Spacebar to number/make the drives bootable.

When you have the correct numbered selections as above, press the Esc key.


Personally I would use a DVD, but if you prefer to use the USB drive that is fine.

With your DVD or USB drive inserted, press F10 to Exit and Save Changes.

Hopefully the PC will now reboot to your Linux installation.


If this fails, you may need to use a Boot Repair Disk.

Download the .iso from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/

and then burn to CD.

See “Alternative Method” here for instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info

By the way, which version of Ubuntu are you using? (e.g. 14.04 32/64 bit)
 
  


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