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HP Compaq 8000 Elite
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I just obtained this computer with windows 10.  I am trying to boot a live USB drive and install linux, but it only seems to want to boot from the hard drive.  I can hit F9 to get the boot menu, and USB is listed, but when I select it, it just boots into windows from the hard drive. I tried disabling everything in the boot devices in bios except the USB, and it gives me the "non system disk or disk error" I have updated the BIOS to the latest version, still no luck.  I can't find any option to choose Legacy or UEFI.  The USB drive contains Xubuntu 18, and it boots fine on my laptop.  

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Which model of HP Compaq 8000 Elite is it?  There are a number of different formats.

 

In the BIOS, go to the Security tab  --> USB security to ensure that the USB ports you want to use are enabled.




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All the USB ports are enabled in the BIOS.
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I had a similar problem with a laptop that was formatted as a GPT volume.

 

Your desktop is an MBR volume type.

 

Are you using  RUFUS to create the bootable flash drive?

 

I had difficulty with the downloaded images. You might try a different mirror for the source.

 

What I ended doing was to install an older version of Linux Ubuntu (16.04) from a USB flash drive and then afterwards installing the newer (v. 18.04).




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I am using unetbootin, it's always what I use, I've never tried RUFUS.  I tried xubuntu 16 just now, no luck. This is on a differnent USB stick, this one also boots fine on my laptop. 

 

Thank you for your advice.

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I suggest sourcing another image from a different mirror and then trying Rufus.

What is there to lose?

Are you using the volume type your BIOS requires to boot from?



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