Ubuntu 10.04 won't boot from usb drive

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Ubuntu 10.04 won't boot from usb drive

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:48 pm

I can't get Ubuntu to boot from a flash drive. I tried making a bootable flash drive with the guide here http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (also where I downloaded my ubuntu iso)

That didn't work when I restarted my computer, so I tried this method http://www.techspot.com/guides/274-run- ... ash-drive/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ubuntu booted from the cd, but it still won't boot from the flash drive. I set my bios to boot from "removable device" first. I'm able to boot dos from a flash drive, so I don't know what's wrong. Any ideas?


edit: oddly enough it boots linux from the flash drive when the hard drive is unplugged. Guess that solves it. 8)
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 won't boot from usb drive

Post by Sparkfist » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:57 pm

Try the program unetbootin it has options for Linux distros.

If that still doesn't work. You might have to try a different USB drive. Some just don't work for booting OS off of. This is the best site I could find for a list of what flash drives will work for booting.

Let us know how things work out.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 won't boot from usb drive

Post by Haunted360 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:52 am

You need more RAM :arrow:

Make sure your PC meets the System Requirements...

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