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HP dm1z will not boot from a linux USB Stick

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So I've tried at least twice on 4 different distros with 2 different programs on all three of my USB slots. I've tried the following distros with these programs: unetbootin-win and universal USB installer;

Mint
Ubuntu 11.04
Puppy Linux
EasyPeasy

But my HP dm1z is not having any of it.

I've set the bios options to boot first from USB device and even went as far as putting the HDD last. I have also manually selected the visible device with name and all under boot options instead of in the bios and it still boots to windows...

Any ideas?
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I had a similar problem with my HP Touchsmart.

Try using a differently formatted flash drive, or an SD card with a USB card reader. Also, burn the ISO's with the universal USB installer to make sure they work.
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Originally Posted by Ysbl View Post
I had a similar problem with my HP Touchsmart.

Try using a differently formatted flash drive, or an SD card with a USB card reader. Also, burn the ISO's with the universal USB installer to make sure they work.
I've now tried all file types, including: FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and exFAT.

None have worked.
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Try updating the bios. I always had luck after upgrading the bios on HP laptops. Make sure USB Storage boot in the bios is enabled as well.
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Try updating the bios. I always had luck after upgrading the bios on HP laptops. Make sure USB Storage boot in the bios is enabled as well.
I did do a bios upgrade. I didn't think to check to see if it was enabled, I figured it would just work if I moved it up in boot order.

I'll look into that when I get home later today; by any chance do you know where it would be located in the bios?

Thanks
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Thanks for the tip about enabling it; I had to enable "USB Floppy" as a boot option.

Thank you!
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