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    USB3 Boot Failure

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    Folks,

    I have an older Toshiba Satellite laptop with 18:04 as my main system (dual boot with Win10 which I never use). This laptop has two USB2 ports and one USB3

    Just bought a Corsair Voyager USB3 memory stick, wrote 20:04 to it but it will not boot if plugged in to the USB3 port, boots fine if moved to USB2

    I have a number of various Linux images installed on an external conventional spinning disk and these images boot fine in the USB3 port

    If it wasn't for fact the conventional disk works fine in the USB3 port I'd suspect the connection.

    Anyone got any idea what may be the problem?

    Geoff

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    USB 3 in oldish computers may be kind of experimental and not quite compatible with all hardware.

    I have a similar Toshiba Satellite laptop, and I have better luck, it works well with most USB 3 pendrives also via its USB 3 port. For example, my Corsair Voyager GT 3.0 32 GB works via the Toshiba's USB 3 port. Just to be sure I cloned the current daily Lubuntu iso file impish-desktop-amd64.iso to verify it.

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    Just boot it in the USB 2.0 port.... Surely?

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    USB 3 in oldish computers may be kind of experimental and not quite compatible with all hardware.
    Yes, guess so, we do expect quite a lot and most of the time it works.

    Geoff

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by ActionParsnip View Post
    Just boot it in the USB 2.0 port.... Surely?
    Naturally that is the only option I have, defeats the object a little of the USB3 speed but having said that, once up and working I think the live images mainly run from RAM

    Geoff

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    If USB 2.0 works.... Use that

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff_Lane View Post
    Naturally that is the only option I have, defeats the object a little of the USB3 speed but having said that, once up and working I think the live images mainly run from RAM

    Geoff
    Not booting USB 3 will leave the port free for external storage devices you want to use. Over time the kernel will use the RAM as disk cache and will hardly touch the USB storage.

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    Re: USB3 Boot Failure

    I have a new machine and 5 USB 3.0 drives: all newer. I have ONE drive though, that will work on any of the USB 3.0 ports except one of them. All other drives work on that port, but one refuses to. Go figure.

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