[ltp] Booting from thumbdrive...

Zed zed at zed.net.nz
Wed Aug 26 02:58:23 CEST 2020

Marius Gedminas <marius at gedmin.as> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 01:44:24PM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > > I wrote to the USB thumbdrive using the tools provided by the Linux
> > > Mint
> > 
> > That's the bit that can fail if you don't know what you're doing (e.g. a
> > naive user may just write the .iso as a normal file into a (typically
> > VFAT) filesystem on the thumb drive).
> Also, modern computers introduce choices like Legacy boot vs UEFI boot,
> plus there's also Secure boot which I don't think Linux Mint supports.
> Checking the BIOS/UEFI settings for various boot options might be a good
> idea.  E.g. disable secure boot, and make sure both legacy and UEFI boot
> are allowed.

Secure boot is disabled. Compoter was set to boot in Legacy mode and have
never been a problem. However, Ihave just set it to boot from both UEFI and
Legacy and it has made no difference.  Still no option to boot from


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