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    Bootable USB Drive Not working - "Unable to find medium containing a "

    Hi there,
    I'm trying to make a bootable Linux Mint (17.1 Cinnamon 64bit) USB drive to use on Windows 8.1. So far I've gone to pendrive to format my USB and followed all the necessary steps. I then went to Window's PC Settings-Advanced Start up-Use Device- USB Drive (UEFI) then during the restart I clicked on an option to run Linux Mint. Following that I got a message saying " (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"
    I've been going crazy trying to figure this out. I also read somewhere to disable secure boot, which I did and that still didn't work.
    If anyone knows how to fix this problem, your reply will be greatly appreciated.


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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You need to boot into the BIOS and disable secure boot and enable legacy BIOS compatibility, provided your system allows that. There are ways to enable Linux Mint and such to work with secure boot, but they are a PITA...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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