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    Can't boot from flash drive on HP Laptop.

    I have an HP laptop model #17-e116dx.

    My BIOS is InsydeH2O Setup Utility Rev. 3.7.

    I cannot seem to boot from a flash drive on this computer. I have tried disabling SecureBoot, I've tried setting both the UEFI and Legacy boot orders and the computer continues to boot into Windows 8.

    What can I do?

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    Re: Can't boot from flash drive on HP Laptop.

    Some other HP threads. Are you sure flash drive is bootable. Only correctly configured bootable flash drives will show as bootable device.

    1) press esc key while booting to access start up menu 2) press F9 for boot devices menu.
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    HP Envy 17 zero brightness, use f3 to change
    acpi=off worked for HP2000
    HP Envy M6
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/34625...is-not-working
    HP Envy - Legacy boot seems to mean either UEFI or Legacy depending on which is found to boot from
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2167063
    Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy-6 Details of what worked post #11
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2123975
    HP 4545s Secure boot off, manually copy files.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2133796
    HP Manually renamed files to make it work.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2131886
    HP p6-2326 Ubuntu and windows 8 Boot DVD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2093445
    HP to get into UEFI/BIOS menu - escape then f10 as soon as it starts. Key board issues try differnet USB ports maybe front.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=5171079
    HP Touchsmart 15
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2213041
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Can't boot from flash drive on HP Laptop.

    Pls describe flash drive . . is it a standard usb flash-stick with a dos file system (fat32?)?

    How did you create it? (what software , what iso image)?

    Am assuming you're not referring to a "flash-card" (like SD)

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    Re: Can't boot from flash drive on HP Laptop.

    It's an ordinary sandisk flash drive 8 GB.

    I used YUMI to create the boot image from the ISO.

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    Re: Can't boot from flash drive on HP Laptop.

    Since you have windows you can use an utility called
    RUFUS

    "Rufus support UEFI as well as GPT for installation media, meaning that it will allow you to install Windows 7, Windows 8 or Linux in full EFI mode."
    http://rufus.akeo.ie/

    make a Bootable USB from ISO using RUFUS and then try booting from pendrive.
    Even i booted Ubuntu on my InsydeH2O BIOS on my HP Laptop..

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    Re: Can't boot from flash drive on HP Laptop.

    My Acer Aspire One 725 has the exact same BIOS also. My USB's are prepared using unetbootin and I have never had a problem booting from USB. Currently I even have SecureBoot enabled.

    Try using unetbootin and see if it boots for you. Of course it does not work with everything, but it does work great for Ubuntu. It is how I installed it on this computer as it has no CD/DVD drive.

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