Booting from USB drives

R S rafazapa at
Mon May 13 17:27:58 PDT 2013

On Mon, May 13, 2013 11:55 AM PDT Franklin Johnston wrote:

>On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Wade Curry <wade-ml-kplug at>wrote:
>> Obvious, but easily overlooked... have you checked the BIOS
>> settings for boot device options?  Make sure the USB is bootable,
>> and make sure it is checked before your hard disk/optical disc.
>All of the BIOS settings appear to be correct, both in regards to POST
>settings and device priority. My proof of this is that when I boot up with
>my 32 GB Kingston drive, which is formatted with NTFS and no O/S, I get the
>message "Error loading operating system". But when I boot up with my 16 GB
>Kingston drive that has Ubuntu 13.04 on it, it's completely ignored.

I might recommend that you try Knoppix, though it seems like it may be a long shot.

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