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Old 12-29-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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USB Bootable does not work.


Created with UUI, LM17.1 64bit with W7 64bit.
Selected:Linux distribution: Linux Mint
Selected: the LM17.1 .ISO from my desktop. I have used this same download to intall on a DVD and works correctly.
The process wen't very well and arrived at the las line "complete"
BIOS to first boot: Removable.
" " second boot: HDD.

When I Restart PC it boots to Windows but I can see is taking longer, maybe it's looking for "Removable"

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Old 12-30-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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Mmmmm... maybe it's reading 'removable' and deciding it's not a bootable media.
Couple of things about memory sticks.
While a CD or DVD will automatically take an 'image' (iso) format given most software, the USB drive will not.
Put the USB drive in a working socket and check, is the image you're trying to boot from a single image (iso) or a collection of files and folders on the native file system of the USB stick?
 
Old 12-30-2014, 05:18 PM   #3
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Removable isn't a proper boot option for USB stick.
Stick should be recognized by BIOS as a hard drive.
Enter BIOS and check hard drives priority. If you'll see your stick in hard drives list (under 'Boot' section), move it to the first position. If you have no your stick mentioned there check for USB boot option, it should be enabled.

Another way to boot is lanching Boot Menu. How to launch it depends on your hardware, usually it is F2, F8-F12 or Esc key.
 
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:16 PM   #4
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Removable isn't a proper boot option for USB stick.
It is in this type of PhoenixBIOS.
http://www.boot-disk.com/boot_priority.htm

I could be wrong but I (think) that op has those BIOS.-
 
Old 12-31-2014, 07:00 AM   #5
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Is your Windows installed as UEFI? If so, did you install Linux Mint as UEFI? Can it install to a UEFI system?

If Windows is installed as BIOS, then Linux Mint should be installed as BIOS.

Did you install the boot loader for Linux Mint?

Edit: Sometimes the grub menu points to the wrong disk, it should be the first.

Last edited by fatmac; 12-31-2014 at 07:04 AM.
 
Old 01-06-2015, 03:36 PM   #6
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Removable isn't a proper boot option for USB stick.
Stick should be recognized by BIOS as a hard drive.
Enter BIOS and check hard drives priority. If you'll see your stick in hard drives list (under 'Boot' section), move it to the first position. If you have no your stick mentioned there check for USB boot option, it should be enabled.

Another way to boot is lanching Boot Menu. How to launch it depends on your hardware, usually it is F2, F8-F12 or Esc key.
Was able to boot from the USB stick by looking, as you suggested, on the hard drive list and choosing the USB stick. I can't make it boot any other way
In my Phoenix Award BIOS Vr.IX58SZ83, Chipset Intel 3400 rev.18, the hard drive list is the very first line on the Boot Order Menu List, selecting that, showed the HDD and the USB Stick.

Thank you very much as this is the way in which I'll be able to Boot from USB.
 
  


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