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Thread: Unable to boot from USB key on GA-890FXA-UD5




  1. #11
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    Default Re: Unable to boot from USB key on GA-890FXA-UD5

    Hey I have an unusual situation that may relate to this thread.
    My theory is that my Dell with it's Intel Duo will only boot up the flash drive if the code on the mbr of the flash drive is a certain way.


    I have good luck when the distro I want to install is already an image file and just requires some kind of 'dd' command.

    I have good luck with the 'usb-creator' program on Ubuntu 9.04 and not the one on 9.10 and beyond (and as long as the Ubuntu distro is pre-10.04).

    'unetbootin' made live USBs won't work on this computer.


    This is specific to my Dell with it's Intel Duo. The above mentioned all work fine when booted on a different style computer.
    Last edited by bkmfs; 07-27-2011 at 01:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot from USB key on GA-890FXA-UD5

    Hey Guys,

    A bit late with my reply i know but i have a fix!
    Plug in your USB key, turn on your PC and go into the BIOS (DEL).
    Then go into "Advanced BIOS Features -> Hard Disk Boot Priority"
    Chane "USB-HDD0 - Brand Name Of USB Key" to number "1" on the Boot Sequence.
    Reboot.
    It will now automatically boot from your USB Key.
    If the BIOS fails to detect your USB Key then Unplug and Replug it whilst on this BIOS screen, reboot, then go back into the BIOS and try again.
    It will now appear.

    Thanks,
    Taran

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    Default Re: Unable to boot from USB key on GA-890FXA-UD5

    another alternative is to press F12 on boot-up to force a boot disk selection screen, then select the USB drive.

    if you want to permanently use the USB drive then what taranoch suggest is the best solution.

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