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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by BonbonRose View Post
    Hi,

    OK. I manged to open a terminal window in both Windows and Ubuntu, but I couldn't get the command line right. I tried everything in the "HowToMD5SUM" but I just get error messages like "not recognized as internal or external command" and "can't find the patch specified"

    Sorry if this seems silly, but this is all new to me.
    Nothing called silly here as we are all learning so feel free to ask whatever you want

    If you are using Windows to check MD5SUM, then: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...SUM_on_Windows

    I could simply copy-paste and that's all but it's better to check the link
    It looks easier in Windows if you are a Windows User more than a Linux User but IMHO, it's much easier in Linux because you don't have to install or download anything, it's all from Terminal.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...D5SUM_on_Linux

    Just make sure you are on the right directory.
    When you open the Terminal, you are actually in the /home/yourname directory by default.

    If your iso in your Download Directory then:

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu-desktop:~$ cd Downloads
    Linux is case sensitive (like C Programming Language) so "Downloads" is not "downloads".

    I think I see why you are confused. The Wiki page needs to be updated and I guess I'll do that.

    Or you can simple place your iso file in your home directly and that's all.

    Or ... k3b is a very powerful tool to create LiveCD or any other type and by default, it does calculate MD5SUM for you so you just need to compare that with the hashes.

    It's so easy

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    I updated the page but it needs more updates IMHO. I might do that later because I'm so tired now. Logging off

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    WOW! that didn't even take a minute and the results were up, thanks
    Both MD5SUMs match.. Now, what's the next step?

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by BonbonRose View Post
    WOW! that didn't even take a minute and the results were up, thanks
    Both MD5SUMs match.. Now, what's the next step?
    Yes, I understand why you were confused because the wiki page wasn't updated, it was talking about Ubuntu 8.04.
    Glad you managed to do it

    Well, your next step is: you need to create the Live Media (CD or USB).
    If your machine is cable of booting from USB, please create a LiveUSB, this is how:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    Otherwise, just go classic and create the Live CD, this is how:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
    Enjoy!


    For USB, please make sure your BIOS is set to boot first from USB.






    Yes, I know your BIOS might look different but the concept is the same

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    Try Downloading PLOP boot manager burning it to a disk or a floppy and then select usb when it loads up or you could try a different port

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

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    I see you have rapid boot enabled. I do not and have seen one or two cases where that seemed to be the problem in getting system to see a USB drive or get keyboard working. I assume you have no issues.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    I think your usb installer is corrupt. What's your installer program to make usb boot?

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    I tried Universal USB Installer as recommended on the Ubuntu download page. Right now I'm trying again using UNetbootin.

    Actually, I'm having difficulties with it..
    In step two: extracting and copying files, when it reaches about 70%, the program becomes ''not responding'' for a third time in a row now. And I have to close it, delete the copied files and start all over again.
    Last edited by BonbonRose; October 16th, 2011 at 06:04 AM.

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by BonbonRose View Post
    I tried Universal USB Installer as recommended on the Ubuntu download page. Right now I'm trying again using UNetbootin.

    Actually, I'm having difficulties with it..
    In step two: extracting and copying files, when it reaches about 70%, the program becomes ''not responding'' for a third time in a row now. And I have to close it, delete the copied files and start all over again.
    Just format your USB (FAT or FAT32) then try again. It happened with me before some times using UNetbootin.

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    Re: Can't boot from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    @amjjawad
    I see you have rapid boot enabled. I do not and have seen one or two cases where that seemed to be the problem in getting system to see a USB drive or get keyboard working. I assume you have no issues.
    Hello oldfred,

    Yes, I have no problems at all. However, I'll double check to be extra sure
    My BIOS can detect any USB and boot from it.

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