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Old 01-20-2016, 03:47 AM   #16
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Thank you!

Originally Posted by programs View Post
Sorry about the resurrect but these netbooks see flash drives as HDDs so in order to change the boot in bios you need to change it in the HDD section.
This turned out to be the fundamental problem for me in booting from a linux install. I just assumed that "removable drive" was the relevant setting in the BIOS. Changing it to HDD-USB while the flash drive was plugged in was the solution.

Thanks so much for mentioning this!
Old 04-09-2017, 03:12 PM   #17
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Thumbs up Exactly What I was Looking for

Originally Posted by elliott678 View Post
Ignore the BIOS boot order, the boot menu overrides it temporarily, unless you want to boot from a USB stick every time it boots, changing it in the BIOS is not necessary. Just try it, instead of hitting F2 to go into the BIOS, hit Esc.

Every EeePC I've ever come across has the boot menu when you hit Esc, it is the easiest way to boot from a USB stick or SD card. I own two EeePCs, using a first generation EeePC 2g Surf right now, I've also got a 901, I've worked on probably a dozen others.

EDIT: F9 on an EeePC is the system recovery, not the boot menu.
Thank you for this answer. It was exactly what I was looking for. I realize this thread is years old, but some situations just keep popping up for someone new. The simple solution of hitting ESC while booting up on my Asus eee Netbook (with the bootable USB plugged in) gave me the option to select the USB stick when nothing else was working.
Thank you again.
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