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Discuss all things PC software, hardware, accessories.
 #83031  by mikethedj4
 Mon May 04, 2015 5:17 pm
My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153

I have my bios setup to boot usb, cd, then hdd.
Legacy mode is enabled as well.

I already have Elementary OS Freya (A distribution of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) installed on my flash drive, but this laptop won't boot to it (I'm running Windows 7 on my Toshiba laptop). My HP laptop does (which is running Windows 8), but it's annoyingly slow. (It works on my dell laptop without a problem, but I have my sister using that until I have time to fix her computer)

Nothing is checked in the boot tab of msconfig.exe, and it doesn't boot when usb in plugging into any of the usb ports.

This is really agitating.

Has anyone had this problem before? Anyone know what the problem maybe, or better yet a solution (that doesn't require having to buy another computer)?
 #83035  by Usman55
 Tue May 05, 2015 11:54 am
I have an L655-10U myself. I tested about 30-35 Linux distros last year, and the only time I got that problem was when the USB wasn't written properly. Sometimes the USB would work on one PC but fail to do so on another. Try rewriting the files using another app. I use Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.
 #83036  by mikethedj4
 Tue May 05, 2015 3:08 pm
I have several usb drives with various distros on each. (Some are live usb drives, and others are running the complete linux os on it) I tried a couple others and still nothing. (I use UNetbootin)
 #83047  by anthonygz
 Wed May 13, 2015 7:38 am
mikethedj4 wrote:I have several usb drives with various distros on each. (Some are live usb drives, and others are running the complete linux os on it) I tried a couple others and still nothing. (I use UNetbootin)
The Toshiba Satellites are notorious for not working in many cases with usb booting.
Have you tried switching the boot order in the bios?
Make sure that the drivers go first, and the usb stick, then making everything else load after that.
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