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Solved Compaq Presario won't boot from USB

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  1. dennwhite

    dennwhite Thread Starter

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    I have a f560US AMD Sempron 3500+ 2.8 GHz 1.5 GB Ram 32 bit and I am trying to boot to Linux from a USB thumb drive. I installed Ubuntu using Unetbootin on my 8 GB stick but I can't seem to make this laptop boot from the USB. I've gone into the bios and tried but have failed. Help me, please.
     
  2. CleaverX

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    Does your laptop allow booting from USB? Did you see the USB flash drive listed in the boot order screen?
     
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    Compaq Presario F560US Notebook PC

    It originally came with Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit.

    It originally came with this hardware:
    AMD Sempron Mobile 3500+ 1.80 GHz processor
    512 MB DDR2 RAM (supports up to 2 GB)
    80 GB SATA hard drive
    3 - USB2.0 ports

    The BIOS setup screen is accessed by pressing the F10 key when the Compaq log appears during startup.

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  4. dennwhite

    dennwhite Thread Starter

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    Thanks CleaverX and flavallee for your timely response. My choices in the Bios boot menu are;
    USB Hard Drive
    USB Floppy
    USB Diskette on Key
    ATAPI CD/DVD ROM Drive
    Network Adapter (has an exclamation mark)
     
  5. CleaverX

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    I don't really see what I like, but try to set the USB Diskette on Key as the 1st boot option, also make sure you unplug any other external USB devices from the computer
     
  6. flavallee

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    I was reading through that laptop's "troubleshooting" and "how to" sections.

    The only thing I found about Linux was installing it from a disc.

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  7. dennwhite

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    O.k. I guess I'll install from disk. Thank you for your suggestions. I appreciate it.
     
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