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how do you get bios to boot from usb flash drive,usb is not listed in bios

hp pavilion slimline s5710f

win7 64 bit

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Re: how do you get bios to boot from usb flash drive,usb is not listed in bios


mholden16 wrote:

hp pavilion slimline s5710f

win7 64 bit


When you press the F9 key (Boot menu) USB is not shown as an option?

 

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usb not shown

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Re: how do you get bios to boot from usb flash drive,usb is not listed in bios

boot order as seen on bios

1-cd-rom

2-hdd

3-floppy ,not installed

4-network

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Re: how do you get bios to boot from usb flash drive,usb is not listed in bios

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I suspect you will have to change the partition method on the usb thumbdrive. There are some setups that have the thumbdrive seen as a HDD and others as a FDD. 

 

What file system is it ?

FAT/FAT32?NTFS or a (Linux style) Ext2 or Ext3

 

Unfortunately there is no BIOS update available. Booting to a USB thumbdrive or external HDD may not be possible.

 

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erico



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file system is fat32, and what program will convert usb to be seen as hdd?

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Exactly what are you attempting to boot to? That information would help me.


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Re: how do you get bios to boot from usb flash drive,usb is not listed in bios

Erico:  

I may be having same problem.

 

Trying to install linux from USB thumb disk, HP dm1-1040us

BIOS Boot order does not list usb thumb.  I have move hard drive choice after CD/DVD and floppy.

 

On boot, netbook ignores  USB thumb disk, regardless of what I've do. (formatted 1GB usb thumb, tried different distros, changed boot order, etc.)

 

Appreciate any thoughts.

 

 

 

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