View Full Version : [SOLVED] Trouble booting from USB Stick

October 16th, 2011, 12:29 AM
I'm trying to setup a usb stick into a bootable utility usb to use on my pc as well as pcs belonging to other people.

My problem is that even though the installtion/copy process of putting xubuntu onto the usb stick is successful, i cannot get my computer to boot from it.

My Xubuntu machine is a 3.2 GHz P4 IBM Think Centre.

Thanks in advance for all help


October 16th, 2011, 12:47 AM
How did you create the USB stick?
How did you confirm that the process is successful?

October 16th, 2011, 02:18 AM
I had used the startup disk creator. It states everything is successful at the end of the process. but it doesn't matter now.

I figured out why I was having trouble getting my comp to boot from usb. 1) The 4GB stick i was using is a sandisk n cant remove the u3 sector(s) from it 2) I used my 8gb sandisk that i was able to remove the u3 sector(s) 3) I had to enable a 2nd bootable hard drive option and put it before the internal hard drive in the primary boot sequence under bios.

October 16th, 2011, 09:40 AM
Good you got it working.
There is some advice for removing U3 in the link in my signature (long post).