Can't boot from USB

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syntr

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I'm having a Windows issue but I need to boot into a USB Live ISO to fix it, and I can't. :(

I've tried (so far):
Hexxeh's Google Chrome OS
Puppy Linux
Slax
Damn Small Linux

none work, always appears "Multiple active partitions" and kicks me back into Windows.

My BIOS Boot order is correct, I've also tried F9 to choose my USB device manually.

Always the error "Multiple active partitions" :(

please help!
 
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ISO files by themselves are not bootable. All they are is an image of an installation media most of the time.
 

syntr

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I know that. :|
I've burned Chrome OS with win32diskimager, Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux with UNetbootin and Slax as per the instructions at http://www.slax.org/

If only it were that easy :(
 
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Can you boot from the CD? Why USB?

It doesn't sound like you are installing the MBR and boot manager correctly. Try using Linux Live USB Creator to make your USB drive bootable.

By the way, there is no Windows problem that requires a USB boot of Linux to fix. Maybe you would benefit from sharing with us the nature of the problem.
 
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