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Old 07-31-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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Question Canīt boot Debian from USB drive

Iīm working on an Asus EeePc 1005HA with Windows XP and I wanīt to install Debian(Lenny). As my Computer doesnīt have a CD drive, I searched for other ways and found the program "UNetbootin". After preparing my USB stick via Unetbootin I tried to reboot from USB an got this massage:

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press okay_"

What can I do?

By the way: Are there any easier ways to install Debian on my netbook?

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Old 07-31-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Hi syntax85 and welcome to LQ!

Booting the installation media from a USB stick is the best way to go.

If your first attempt with unetbootin failed, I suggest you re-try your attempt with unetbootin again just to make sure you didn't miss a step or get an error.

Alternatively, you can try to boot the USB stick in a different PC.

Or, you can check for a lot of information on using USB devices to boot linux.

Old 08-02-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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USB Pendrivelinux V1 install from Windows

I tried to boot more then once but that changed nothing. Now I tried to install "USB Pendrivelinux V1 install from Windows". It includes the program "makeboot" to test if your computer can boot from an USB device. In the end the following window opens:

Reading boot sector: Wrong parameter
The hidden file ldlinux.sys has bin installed
Your E: drive should be bootable now.

Press any key to exit this window now!

When I try to boot from USB I get the same massage as mentioned above.

Edit: I also tried it on an other laptop(Toshiba) - didnīt work. So Iīll try it with a different USB stick, maybe thatīll help.

Last edited by syntax85; 08-02-2009 at 05:57 AM.


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