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Old 04-08-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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Question Any Linux working from USB stick on a Surface PRO


Hi All,

I can't get my MS Surface Pro to boot any Linux from a USB stick. I've turned off boot protect, the UEFI stuff, etc. Still, no boot.
This is the same stick that I can boot from numerous other systems (HP workstations, HP laptop, Dell desktop computer, etc).
I've researched all the common stuff on the internet with suggestions, and none work. What I can't find is someone who has *actually* got it working for themselves or a family member, etc. That is, someone who has personally got it working.

--> Anyone here got Linux working on a MS Surface Pro via the USB port from a USB memory stick?
 
Old 04-08-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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This author says so. http://www.geek.com/microsoft/how-to...e-pro-1539262/

Wonder about the comment usb port 3??

Tutorial doesn't seem to be very odd.

How did you make this usb flash drive?
 
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:41 PM   #3
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Here's a link if you want to try Debian.
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-insta...surface-pro-3/
 
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:10 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=jefro;5344674]This author says so. http://www.geek.com/microsoft/how-to...e-pro-1539262/

Thanks for your kind response, however, this article is for how to install on the hard drive.
For several reasons, this is different than an install on a USB stick as far for the Surface Pro is compared. It really shouldn't be that big a deal as for the difference, yet, in this case - it's all the difference. I believe the next suggestion for a Debian load would be more helpful.

But, thank you for your response. I appreciate the effort.

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Here's a link if you want to try Debian.
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-insta...surface-pro-3/
This looks very promising! Thank you so much for finding this!!!
 
Old 04-09-2015, 03:53 PM   #5
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There isn't any difference between a flash drive and internal drive to linux.

From link.

"Booting from the Live USB

You will need to have a bootable copy of Ubuntu on your choice of USB or microSD in order to complete these instructions. For this tutorial, we will be using a USB drive. Follow our instructions here on how to create a bootable Linux USB drive if you are unsure of how to do this."
 
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:32 PM   #6
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There isn't any difference between a flash drive and internal drive to linux.

From link.

"Booting from the Live USB

You will need to have a bootable copy of Ubuntu on your choice of USB or microSD in order to complete these instructions. For this tutorial, we will be using a USB drive. Follow our instructions here on how to create a bootable Linux USB drive if you are unsure of how to do this."
-except there is...
 
Old 04-09-2015, 09:17 PM   #7
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If you wish, either myself or others on LQ may be able to help you get this working.
 
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[QUOTE=Lnthink;5344936]
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This author says so. http://www.geek.com/microsoft/how-to...e-pro-1539262/

Thanks for your kind response, however, this article is for how to install on the hard drive.
For several reasons, this is different than an install on a USB stick as far for the Surface Pro is compared. It really shouldn't be that big a deal as for the difference, yet, in this case - it's all the difference. I believe the next suggestion for a Debian load would be more helpful.

But, thank you for your response. I appreciate the effort.

---------- Post added 04-09-15 at 10:11 AM ----------



This looks very promising! Thank you so much for finding this!!!
Your Welcome; Lnthink-
 
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