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    Hi all!

    I have a problem getting BT4 to boot from USB Stick. In fact, i have problems booting ANYTHING Linux related from USB stick.
    I downloaded the ISO twice, checked the MD5, used several different Live Linux USB Creator softwares, two different USB sticks and tried to boot them both on two different PC's. All i get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor on it.

    ISO's were BT4-Final and DSL.
    Sticks were a Poken Pulse (basically a normal 2Gb stick, see the new poken pulse - Poken) and an 8Gb Cruiser.
    Live2USB software were unetbootin, Linux Live USB Creator and more.
    PC's were Dell E6500 and D531, both on the latest BIOS version.

    I can create a Windows 7 boot USB stick without any problems. Boots perfectly.

    I've asked Mr.Google and i get no real answer.

    Anyone here that can help me??

    Thanks,

    Ton

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    Try running from a live DVD also 2 gig stick will probably not work since they are way to small.
    Let us know if the dvd option works. If it does then use the installer script to make a usb install.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    Have you partitioned the USB into FAT32 and EXT3 before using unetbootin?

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    Smile Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    I bought a new stick and everything works.

    Still don't know what's wrong with the two sticks i have.

    Ton.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    I've got the same problem like Toontje. I have Kingston 8GB stick. But if I can't/don't want to buy another USB-stick? Why should I? This one I've got is working fine and performs perfectly in all other operations/applications! And how I can be sure that the new USB-stick I'd eventually buy will work???

    Is there any solution? Is there any list of recommended USB-stick brands for using with BT4?

    Thx for your help.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    You probably don't need a new usb stick. Check to ensure that there is no U-3 Software on the stick.
    Best way is to get one of those removal tools and run it.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    Check your bios, make sure its set for to to boot from USB before it boots from the harddrive.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    Quote Originally Posted by Starwiz View Post
    Check your bios, make sure its set for to to boot from USB before it boots from the harddrive.
    how i can check bios setting,to boot in usb, im using macbook pro with boot camp windows xp.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    Quote Originally Posted by 7code View Post
    how i can check bios setting,to boot in usb, im using macbook pro with boot camp windows xp.
    You can't. Macs don't have bios. It also won't natively boot linux from usb. Get a windows based laptop.

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    Default Re: Problems booting from USB Stick (no, no easy problem, i think)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    You can't. Macs don't have bios. It also won't natively boot linux from usb. Get a windows based laptop.
    +1

    Thanks barry, you enlighten me up,you save my day man.

    i owe you a can of beer.

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