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    Another Aspire One problem


    I created Bootable usb drive. I went to bios and chose it as a primary booting device. When I boot it, It still boots windows and not the USB storage. I pressed F12 and chose it from there, still it booting windows but not Installation file on the USB drive. What to do?

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    I created Bootable usb drive
    So did I for my Wifes Acer Aspire One.

    I went to bios and chose it as a primary booting device.
    Same here.

    When I boot it, It still boots windows and not the USB storage. I pressed F12 and chose it from there, still it booting windows but not Installation file on the USB drive.
    Right F12 is the one to press to change boot order. Here is where your results differed than mine. Mine booted into Linux.

    First off describe how you made a bootable USB. I used UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
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    I have 1 GB Transcend mp3 player (that could be used as Storage device). I used UNetbootin and created bootable installation USB. I tried to boot it and I end up in windows again.

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    You need to make sure that your 1 GB Transend Mp3 Player is formatted as Fat32 file system for it to work. I used a Kingston 2 gig Flash drive and I made sure I formatted first as fat32 before I used Netbootin on it. Hope that Helps Echomaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    You need to make sure that your 1 GB Transend Mp3 Player is formatted as Fat32 file system for it to work. I used a Kingston 2 gig Flash drive and I made sure I formatted first as fat32 before I used Netbootin on it. Hope that Helps Echomaster.

    I formatted as just a FAT. Ill try FAT32. thank u, ill post result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    You need to make sure that your 1 GB Transend Mp3 Player is formatted as Fat32 file system for it to work. I used a Kingston 2 gig Flash drive and I made sure I formatted first as fat32 before I used Netbootin on it. Hope that Helps Echomaster.
    Still, it boots into windows. mp3 formated as Fat 32

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    I got tired with this. I took my mom's portable usb DVD burner, made live DVD and now installing it, Finally. Thank you for your help, I apreaciate it.

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    Glad you got it sorted though in a round about way. All I can think is that the bios in Acer Aspire One doesn't recognise your Usb Mp3 as a USB bootable device because it is a Mp3. Probably the software that comes with a Mp3 Player is what is at fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Glad you got it sorted though in a round about way. All I can think is that the bios in Acer Aspire One doesn't recognise your Usb Mp3 as a USB bootable device because it is a Mp3. Probably the software that comes with a Mp3 Player is what is at fault.
    I was thinking about it too. Its a first time im using Linux, What type of system do I chose? ext3?

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