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Linux Live USB Boot Failure

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  • USB
  • Computers
  • Hard Drives
  • Linux Mint
  • Dual-Booting
  • Boot Failure
  • Linux
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March 7, 2014 4:18:26 PM

I have recently built a computer and moved my old HDD to the new computer. However, I wanted to have a second computer, so I purchased a second HDD for the old computer to use as a Linux-Based computer. When I created the Live USB for the OS to install off of I used a tutorial from http://pendrivelinux.com and followed it every step along the way with my Linux Mint ISO. The process completed with no errors according to the software from the link above, but when I attempted to boot from the USB instead of getting an error message it showed the USB thing at the bottom of my screen and seconds after a strange white static screen appeared. I thought that it may be the drive or the computer, but after testing on multiple drives and multiple computers I ended with the same problem. This is very strange to me because the second computer I tested this on was already dual-booting with Ubuntu 13.04 and it still failed to load the iso. What is my error, am I using an incorrect program, tutorial, or something else.

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March 7, 2014 7:04:03 PM

I always had issues with the tools I downloaded. If I remember right I finally I managed to get a USB to work by making a Live USB inside of Linux (Mint in my case) by just telling it to burn the iso to the USB (I don't remember the exact option as I don't have that computer in front of me but I think it was the top option). After a few tries of me yelling at the BIOS and the BIOS yelling at the USB I finally managed to make it work
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March 7, 2014 7:23:30 PM

You do not "burn" ISOs to a flash drive, but use an ISO file to build one. I have always used UNetbootun this tool to make bootable USB disks.
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
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March 7, 2014 8:55:39 PM

Alabalcho said:
You do not "burn" ISOs to a flash drive, but use an ISO file to build one. I have always used UNetbootun this tool to make bootable USB disks.
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/


At first, it looked as if the UNetBootun tool had worked, but after selecting any option on the menu, the same static screen appeared
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March 7, 2014 11:33:03 PM

I didn't mean burn, I just don't have the computer that I have linux on in front of me so I don't remember the exact thing I used. I'm fairly certain that it was some sort of standard utility bundled into Mint. Regardless it worked where everything else hadnt
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March 8, 2014 1:05:11 AM

At the screen with the boot options (Default, Safe Mode, 64bit Live, etc.) ... select Default and hit the e key to edit the boot parameters. Then add nomodeset at the end of the line, then hit enter to finish booting into the live system. This usually works.
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March 13, 2014 10:03:42 AM

Hey guys,
I had the same problem (only different PC) but got it fixed!
What you need to do is: go to BIOS in BIOS go to boot section,
and change boot mode from UEFI to Legacy Boot! (Ignore warning and just reboot!)
Normally it should work now! :bounce:  :wahoo: 
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