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Hi all, Why will none of my mint distros boot from a usb stick on Windows Professional 7N? ]They will boot on other machines and I can run the mint ...
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    Usb Linux boot problems


    Hi all,
    Why will none of my mint distros boot from a usb stick on Windows Professional 7N? ]They will boot on other machines and I can run the mint 8/9 in Windows.

    The error on boot from usb is:" No default or UI configuration found!"
    Any help or hints would be welcome.
    Kevando

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    It depends. It is likely that your BIOS is not looking at the USB drive to boot first. Go into the BIOS and set the boot order so that the USB device will be detected and boot first. There are also legacy USB settings in most BIOS's so that if set inappropriately the system cannot boot from USB. You need to investigate these options before you go any further.
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    Thanks Rubbberman
    This is becoming a type of Holy Grail!
    The Bios has not been changed since a linuxmint-8 downloaded using a dedicated loader worked. Pressing f12 shows that it has a usb boot.
    The history is :-
    Used universal creator,used Lili usb creator,tried mint-9/8,
    tried making a usb from a cd. Tried three different types of usbs A Kingston traveler and two cheapos.
    Many hours spent without any luck.
    All I want is a linuxmint distro in a usb because I like linux a lot
    Thanks for your time.
    A real puzzle!
    Kevando

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    Create the USB stick using UNETbootin

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    Have you tried creating a live USB thumb drive with Unetbootin, and then seeing if it will boot on another system? If that works, then you know the problem is with your hardware, not the thumb drive.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    linux usb on windows 7 professional NJ

    Thanks to all the contributors with possible answers to my problems.
    I have come to the conclusion that Windows 7 Professional N will not allow the use of a distinct O.S downloaded on a usb and installed with pendrive linux,universal installer,Usb creator or Unetbootin. but not installed on a partition on the hard drive
    All the usb downloads work on XP.
    All usb's work on XP
    CD's work on any Distro.
    The boot system is working for usb's.
    The only response to any distro from any usb source is the error message:-
    "Syslinux 3.86 2010- 04-01 Ebios copyright (c) 1994- 2010 Peter Anvin et al.
    No default or UI configuration found !
    Boot:"
    No matter what I type in -it cannot find anything.
    So obviously it is seeing the usb but not a boot loader which is seen by an XP system.
    I am running out of ideas and patience
    Has anybody had the same difficulties with 7 professional N?
    Help,
    Kevando.

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