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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Re: Won't boot from external DVD or US Flash - 01-11-2009, 09:52 PM
I have this same issue. I am trying to boot from a LG GP08 - usb powered slimline DVD-everything drive. I have an Ubuntu 8.10 image burned to a CD-R and am trying to boot from the drive to install. I poress 0 at boot but the only option with a + next to it is the HDD.
I have tried selecting both usb and cd/dvd and neither option works - it still boots from the hdd only. This is a 4gb with A01 bios running Linux. USB Legacy is enabled in the bios. I have tried resetting bios defaults. Interestingly the drive doesn't seem to want to show up in Linux either which makes me wonder if it is at all usable to me!
Any ideas are greatly welcomed!
EDIT: Actually - nevermind. ops: The USB data cable wasn't seated properly in the drive. Once I reseated the cable it's running and operating fine. Actually - better than expected as it is running ONLY on the data cable - the secondary power cable isn't even attached and I have 8.10 installing from CD as I type this on my desktop.
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