[ltp] Booting from thumbdrive...

D.T. summerjob at posteo.de
Sun Aug 23 10:39:47 CEST 2020

On Sun, 2020-08-23 at 20:32 +1200, Zed wrote:
> You wrote:
> > On Thu, 2020-08-20 at 11:47 +1200, Zed wrote:
> > > My T450s does not have a DVD/CD drive, so I wrote an ISO for
> > > Gecko Linux
> > > to bootable USB thumb drive.
> > 
> > How exactly did you do that please? Commands issued, software used?
> > I have
> > no idea what Gecko Linux means in this context.
> I wrote to the USB thumbdrive using the tools provided by the Linux
> Mint
> distribution,.
> Hit button to boot computer
> Hit Enter to enter boot options
> Hit F12 to bring up option menu
> There is no significance in Gecko, other than that it is the
> distribution
> written to the thumbdrive.  I have since tried other distributions,
> with the
> same lack of success, in that when I hit F12 and the boot
> menu  appears
> there is no option to boot from a external USB thumbdrive, only from 
> an externall USB-HDD  formatted as a datadrive - and and external
> drive.

So you want to boot the USB live medium on the same device you created
it (with Linux Mint).
Has this ever been succesful on this device? How did you install Mint
in the first place? Can you "burn" the USB on another device? Can you
try the dd method outlined earlier? Can you try a different stick, and
a different USB port?

> Zed
> -- 
> Zed

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