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Old 09-19-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
arjunak01
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computer not booting from USB


my computer is not booting from usb.i've tried using a lot of softwares unetbootin,hp usb format toll etc but none of them seems to work. my bios supports booting from usb (it has USB-ZIP and USB-FDD options in boot menu,and have selected the proper boot order).i've also tried installing puppy linux onto a usb drive but my computer just ignores it.is there any other option that i have to enable or is it bcoz that my pc doesnt support booting from usb.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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Hi do you have anything installed in your USB device? What type of device is this? is boot flag turned on?
 
Old 09-19-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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You need to enable 'USB Legacy Support' option in BIOS.

You might also want to lower value in 'USB Mass Storage Reset Delay' menu option, if any.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
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USB-ZIP and USB-FDD works for usb zip drive and usb floppy disk drive. I don't think they work for usb flash disk. With the usb flash plugged in you should be able to see it under bios as USB-HDD under "hard disk boot priority" submenu.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 02:36 PM   #5
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use plop bootmanager
download this: plpbt

and put it on hd somewhwree

do you have linux installed to hd with grub?
if so, edit your menu.lst as so

title Plop Bootmanager
root (hd?,?)
kernel /plpbt

I use it to boot my usbs on pc that wont boot usb
 
Old 09-20-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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boot usb

Don't leave the thing in when you reboot.
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