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Old 01-13-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Failure to Boot from USB

Hey guys, Iíve been at this for two days now, and canít make any progress. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
First, the details:
Target Machine:
IBM (e)server, xSeries 306
OS: Fedora 4
Boot Order:
1. CD...
2. Removable Media
3. SATA...
USB Drive:
adata 8GB
I used the prescribed live usb creator for windows to fill the usb drive. Iíve attempted to boot from the USB at least 4 times, once from each USB port on the box. No luck.
There isnít an option in the BIOS to select the specific boot device. I bring that up because my desktop does have that option, and using the BIOSí ďBOOT MENUĒ, I was able to boot from the USB and bring up the Fedora 14 Installation Menu, no problem.

So, it works on the pc thatís on my desk (eMachine w/XP), but the IBM doesnít even recognize it. Any ideas?
Old 01-13-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Have to change boot order to boot usb first.
Usually F5 or F6 changes
Does your computer support network boot.

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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You do mean Fedora 14 not 4?

Did you go to bios and see that the usb showed up in hard drive order and move it up?


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