I'm trying to set up a new machine and I am finding it difficult to get it to boot from USB.
I stopped using optical drives half a decade ago, and have been successfully doing all OS installs from USB. I have one of these
with UBCD, various Linuxes, Windows 7, etc., on it. It was supposed to make my life easier.
However this mobo doesn't seem to like it and always drops to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_" whether I use the F11 boot menu or select it within the boot menu in the UEFI. It is definitely showing up in the boot menu, and I can boot from it on my other machines.
I have more testing to do to write OS ISO's to other flash drives that I have and try the rest of the (quite many) ports that exist, but I wonder why I can't find any sort of documentation on this method at all. In the past I could always bring up the GRUB on the USB once I picked it out of the boot menu.
What do you guys do, install operating systems from optical drives?*Update*:
I spoke too soon. Looks like this isostick was just a bit of a waste of money after all, I have a USB3 flash drive that I put a Windows ISO on ages ago, and which has been subject to much mass storage usage since, booted and is running the OS perfectly normally.
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