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Cant boot usb from boot menu/bios

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
April 15, 2014 6:18:32 PM

PLEASE HELP ME! I am trying to install linux on my windows 8.1 x64 pc and whenever i select usb it just boots straight back to the hard drive. my bios is a traditional bios (non uefi).
PS: my bios brand is InsydeH2O.
April 15, 2014 6:25:23 PM

Hi. Are you sure you made your Linux USB correctly? I use LiLi.

If you are sure its made correctly and bootable, from your bios boot menu: check to see if it's listed under harddrive boot options and not USB.
April 16, 2014 9:28:19 PM

In addition to Skittles question, the BIOS may not be configured to detect the USB or may have its positioning to detect other forms of bootable drives in front of USB