In my thread "SUSU x501a - How to boot Ubuntu live usb stick"
I had already found a solution before I wrote the thread.
I needed Windoz to do it. Bad solution IMHO.
But there is still the related question:
How to boot Ubuntu from an external optical drive connected to usb port?
I bought an ASUS x501a laptop in March 2013.
Windoz 8 was installed.
My ASUS has no optical drive.
But I do have a new Samsung usb external optical drive.
So far I haven't been able to boot from the Samsung.
I haven't been able to see it in the bios.
Windoz does see the Samsung, but no go for booting.
Not even using the Windoz tricks I used to get
my usb stick to boot would get my Samsung to boot.
My ASUS has American Megatrends bios and Windoz 8.
I don't want/need Windoz 8 or do I?
I would like to get rid of Win8,
but I'm afraid this laptop won't run with only Linux.
The bios seems too limited.
Some of its features seem hidden and I don't know how to unhid them.
Do I need Win8 just to be able to get this laptop to work?
I want Linux and only Linux and
I want to be able to boot both a usb stick
and a usb optical drive from my usb port
preferredly without Windoz installed.
How to boot Ubuntu from an external optical drive?
And can I do it without Windoz installed?
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