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Please help me install Porteus onto USB drive

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December 21, 2013 10:58:51 AM

I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I follow the exact instructions on their website. I copy the boot and porteus folders to the usb drive, run the windows install and it says it is install on the usb drive. But it will not boot to the usb drive. I have gone into bios, but no bootable usb drives are to be found anywhere. I have set my hdd to boot last on the list. I have formatted and reinstalled on the usb drive 5 times already and it will not work. However it boots from a dvd containing the porteus iso, BUT I cannot do anything the mouse will not work, the keyboard will not work. I have to pull the plug to shutdown from there. I specifically want to be able to boot from the usb drive, not from the dvd and usb option the website said works. I want to be able to carry porteus around with me wherever I go on the usb drive.

Does anyone have any solutions to this, to make the flashdrive actually bootable and bios to detect and boot from it? Its 4 gb and has plenty of room for the 486mb porteus build. I do not see why it would not work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Please know that this is my first time with linux...

Thank you for your time.

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December 21, 2013 11:08:50 AM

Hey,
Try to plug in your USB and use this program: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
Do what it says and it will make your USB bootable.
Once it is done, go in your bios on startup and make sure USB is on the top of priorities.
It should work, tell me what happens.
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December 21, 2013 11:39:13 AM

Koodoo said:
Hey,
Try to plug in your USB and use this program: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
Do what it says and it will make your USB bootable.
Once it is done, go in your bios on startup and make sure USB is on the top of priorities.
It should work, tell me what happens.


Still nothing, its not even available to select under the F12 boot selection menu...
The pen drive says its bootable and everything. In bios, there is no option to select usb either, I am assuming it would only show up when a bootable drive appears. (I have tried ubuntu with it, it does boot with ubuntu, but it gives me the no live file found cannot boot error). I have scoured the porteus faq with no avail. No one else seems to have this problem...
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December 21, 2013 11:14:24 PM

Perhaps you could help by telling us what hardware you are using, in particular make and model of motherboard? It's beginning to sound as if it doesn't support booting from a USB device.
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December 23, 2013 11:23:37 AM

Ijack said:
Perhaps you could help by telling us what hardware you are using, in particular make and model of motherboard? It's beginning to sound as if it doesn't support booting from a USB device.


Its a gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
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December 24, 2013 7:55:14 AM

Some bios's will show a bootable USB as a hard drive. See if there is a plus next to hdd in the BIOS boot order and if there is change the suborder there. It will not affect your boot in the absence of the USB. You could also check the USB in a different computer just in case you have a bad download.
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December 24, 2013 2:08:58 PM

stillblue said:
Some bios's will show a bootable USB as a hard drive. See if there is a plus next to hdd in the BIOS boot order and if there is change the suborder there. It will not affect your boot in the absence of the USB. You could also check the USB in a different computer just in case you have a bad download.


It works on other computers, but not mine... It shows up on other computers, but not mine. It must be the gigabyte branded motherboard
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December 24, 2013 11:28:37 PM

Fullmetal_Alchemist said:
Ijack said:
Perhaps you could help by telling us what hardware you are using, in particular make and model of motherboard? It's beginning to sound as if it doesn't support bootBing from a USB device.


Its a gigabyte GA-970A-D3P

OK. That appears to be a known problem with that particular m/b. There's a discussion, with a solution, of the problem in this thread:
http://superuser.com/questions/411715/gigabyte-ga-970a-...
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December 26, 2013 11:10:53 AM

That did it! Thanks, I am now booting from usb with no problems!
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June 3, 2014 1:37:25 AM

use plop boot manager to enable booting from usb...it will work..it worked for me..my system is old and doesnot support booting from usb by deafult.But by plop boot manager you can boot from USB

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html
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June 8, 2014 6:43:03 AM

me too,That did it! Thanks, I am now booting from usb with no problems! thanks
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