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Old 06-02-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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SONY Vayo (VGN-NR430DT) not booting from USB stick

I have tried to instal Debian 8 from USB stick on my SONY Vayo (VGN-NR430DT) but it wouldn't work even though I set up bios to boot first from usb stick. Instead it would go to the hard drive directly into old debian 7. The bootable usb stick is fine as it worked to install on my other computer with an ASUS Z87-A motherboard. Any ideas how to fix this?
Old 06-03-2015, 07:41 AM   #2
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Either, or: Assuming this laptop has a working DVD drive, you can either burn a copy of Debian 8 on a CD/DVD and install from there, or use a copy of the Plop boot manager on a CD/DVD or USB drive to boot the Debian USB.

Otherwise: If you have any other non-bootsable USB drive connected while you try to boot Debian, your BIOS may first find that then go on to the bootable HDD. Try to use the one-time boot key(F2,F8,F11,?) to see if the Debian USB is on the boot list and try to boot from there.

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