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

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

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

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

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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