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pc wont boot from usb anymore

im trying to install mint 8 or ubuntu on my pc but my computer wont boot from the usb flash drive any more. i installed mint 7 from the usb and now im trying to upgrade to ubuntu 9.10 or mint 8. and my cd rom drive is broken and i cant get it fixed. any help?


  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    Have you confirmed that the image you wrote to the USB drive is in the correct format and non-corrupted, can it boot on another system?
  • the usb drive boots ubuntu, mint 8 and fedora on a friend of mines laptop but not on mine. i also tried instlling from hard disk and failed. either i really dont understand as much about linux as i thought or im completely missing something. thanks
  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    Are you using the select boot device option from your bios to try to boot it, or have you setup your bios to attend to boot from a USB device before the hard drive?
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