View Full Version : [SOLVED] Cannot boot from USB

May 19th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Hello. This is irritating me...

I have UNR 9.10 installed on my EeePC 1005ha. I installed 9.10 via a USB stick. I downloaded the UNE 10.04 ISO, and I created a bootable USB out of it. But when I insert the USB stick and restart the computer, the machine will not boot from the USB drive.

The USB drive is mountable, and I can browse the contents. But the netbook always boots using the UNR 9.10 installation on the hard drive. I checked the BIOS settings, and it looks for a bootable USB ("removable media") device before the hard disk.

When I restart, it reads from the USB drive (the R/W light on the stick flashes), but then it continues to boot from the hard drive. Is there a known bug with the UNE 10.04 ISO?

May 27th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Solution: ASUS programmed their BIOS such that you have to both set the machine to check removable media on startup, and you have to press Esc on startup to choose a boot device. ASUS is synonymous with redundancy, apparently.