Hey everyone, its been a while...
Here are some quick questions for everyone. I have an Acer Aspire One netbook. The HDD died on me around a year ago and I recently found a sale on internal HDD so I bought a new one. After installing the drive and making a bootable USB thumb drive, I have encountered a problem. The drive will not boot. I have tried the following.
-Unetbooting and a Windows 7 ISO.
-Pendrivelinux with Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, and 10.10 ISO's.
-Mac OS Snow Leopard ISO.
-Three different flash drives (2, 4, and 8 GB)
In Bios I tried:
-Changing the boot order
-Enabling F12 Boot Menu (to choose a device to boot from)
-Enabling/Disabling Quick Boot
-Enabling/Disabling Network Boot
I do not have a USB CD drive and being a netbook, there isn't a built in drive.
I have also tested the flash drives on my desktop and after changing the boot order, the computer will boot from the drive. What else can I try on my netbook? On my desktop, if I had an extra SATA plug, could I put the laptop HDD in and install the OS on the extra drive? Any suggestions would help me!
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