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This^ I probably wouldn't have done it that way. Assuming it did actually install correctly on your desired drive, it's pretty safe to guess that the boot manager was also installed there rather than where it should have been installed (on the main drive.)Originally Posted by Rookie1337
So...you mounted a Linux iso in daemon tools....and then tried to install it into Windows on an external drive? Yeah...that's not going to work. It is highly recommended that you never install Ubuntu or Mint inside Windows. This is a bad idea. Instead...either burn the iso to a disc or using YUMI or another Linux USB drive maker to put the iso on a USB drive and then install it that way (NOT INSIDE WINDOWS). I realize this probably isn't the clearest of directions so I hope I don't confuse you too much. It's so much easier for me to demonstrate than explain.
Did you install a boot manager? If not, it will default to the one Windows has installed. Are you saying the USB isn't detected in the BIOS (assuming your MB isn't UEFI) boot menu? Is it formatted to be bootable? Did you mount the ISO on it or just copy it over?Originally Posted by skyisover
I tried setting it as the first boot device already, nothing happened. I am working on installing it on the USB, the only problem is that my USB isn't detected on the boot menu. I should say thumbdrive. As for virtual machines, I'm not really a fan of them after I experienced loads of computer crashes after working with a VM before.
Yes I unplugged the windows drive. Sorry, my motherboard is an RIVE so it's UEFI. I think it can detect the USB in the sense that it notices only the free space available. My USB will be a live one and I used a program to extract the .iso onto the disk. (Universal USB installer). I think I may have disabled intel boot manager in the mobo. I'll report back on this.Originally Posted by Bielijbog
Did you install a boot manager? If not, it will default to the one Windows has installed. Are you saying the USB isn't detected in the BIOS (assuming your MB isn't UEFI) boot menu? Is it formatted to be bootable? Did you mount the ISO on it or just copy it over?
Are you trying to install the OS on the flash drive or create a Live CD/USB?