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mklein Offline

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Posted: Dec. 26 2006,00:25 QUOTE

My plan was to have handy linux distro anywhere I have my laptops...not working out so well.

I have 2 "modern?"  laptops which support booting removable disks and usb devices...however changing boot order does diddly.

When I <supposedly> am booting off of usb device...I get single blinking caret in upper left of window and nothing disk activity, etc.

I cannot boot Toshiba P25-S609 satellite on usbpen drive w/dsl pre-installed....nor does my brand spanking new Dell Inspiron 9300 work. On both I changed bios boot sequence so removable devices/usb come first..

Any ideas?

From booting other os I have verified my pen drive did ship with linux filesys on it...just can't boot.
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Posted: Dec. 27 2006,00:23 QUOTE

Have you succeeded in using your usb stick to boot any computer at all?  And have you succeeded in using any liveCD to boot your laptops?

I have been unsuccessful in getting my Satellite A85-S107 to boot from ANYTHING.  This is the main reason I intend to buy a new computer very soon.  At the moment, I have to assume that a hard drive crash will mean total death.

Heavens to Murgatroid!
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