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19-Aug-2011, 04:47 PM #1
BIOS doesn't recognize USB?
I'm trying to boot from a USB so that I may install Ubuntu. My PC is the Dell Dimension 4600C and I checked their documentary; I'm able to boot up from a USB, although there's no option in the "Boot Menu". No, I do not have a CD/floppy drive that I can use. Would anybody happen to know why it won't boot up? The USB is formatted to FAT32 so I'm unsure as to why it isn't being recognized through the BIOS/Boot Menu.
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19-Aug-2011, 09:14 PM #2
It's not supported, not enabled, unsupported hardware, or the device is not formatted/configured to meet their criteria. If you have the documentation, I would expect it to list what is/isn't supported.
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19-Aug-2011, 09:37 PM #3
From the Dell site:
"Insert the memory device into a USB port and restart the computer. When F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press <F12>. The BIOS detects the device and adds the USB flash option to the boot menu.

NOTE: To boot to a USB device, the device must be bootable. To ensure that your device is bootable, check the device documentation."
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It's not supported, not enabled, unsupported hardware, or the device is not formatted/configured to meet their criteria. If you have the documentation, I would expect it to list what is/isn't supported.
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc.../en/H72280.pdf

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19-Aug-2011, 09:48 PM #5
download the plop linux boot manager >> http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html#intro <<
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