N/APosted on - 02/10/2015
I want to run Linux on my system from USB flash drive but I cannot figure out how to to so. I have read that boot priority can be changed in BIOS menu but I can't locate USB flash drive on the list. Does my system doesn't support USB flash dive boot or something else is causing this? Any tips to get it done?
Unable to change BIOS boot option to USB flash drive.
You cannot install Linux using or from a USB flash drive because in order to do that, your machine needs to be booted on the USB flash drive. And to boot your computer on your USB flash drive, your BIOS needs to have an option to boot the computer on USB device.
If it doesn’t have it or there is no option to change the boot sequence then you will not be able to boot your machine using the USB device. If you said you don’t have this option on your BIOS then you are probably using an old motherboard. If there is no option to select USB in the boot sequence or the USB device is not listed among the boot sequence options, you can still start your computer with Linux using your CD or DVD drive.
Visit Download Ubuntu Desktop to download the ISO image. Once downloaded, you need to burn the Linux ISO file to a blank DVD-R to create a Linux setup DVD. Now, you can use the Linux setup DVD to boot your computer. Just change the boot sequence in your BIOS and select your DVD drive as the first boot option then put your hard drive as second boot option.