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Old 02-07-2015, 07:36 AM   #1
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Android x86 will not allow live usb boot up

Hi, I am trying Android for the desktop, maybe it is testing, it is very faulty, and will not allow a reboot, instead it starts again. So on my Asus eeepc, I press the start button to turn it off, but when I press the buitton again, with a live usb in the slot, it always reboots to Android immediately, no option for choosing which device to boot from.

How can I fix this and install Fedora or Mint, which I have with me on USB sticks?

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Old 02-07-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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Well, its actually a boot device preference issue. You have to change the BIOS settings in case you want a permanent change, else for temporary cases you can always change it from the "the boot device preference menu". However I am not quiet sure about the key. Probably it's the F8 key. When your computer starts (after you press the start button) try pressing the F8 key continuously till you get the option to change the boot device preference. From there change the boot device option to usb device(along with the maker).
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Lemon, but the system would boot straight to Android without the bios option appearing. So I had to turn off the computer via push button and unplug it to enter bios and change the boot preference. Now it runs Fedora.


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