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sonnyh
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Booting from pendrive in R32

Hi,

 

I have an r32 and I'm trying to boot from a pendrive to start Ubuntu.  I used the Ubuntu creator to make a bootable pendrive. When I press F12 and choose "usb external drive" it boots into windows xp.  So far I changed the setting allowing usb to run as "a" drive but it still boots into xp.  The Ubuntu live cd boots up fine.

 

Thanks,

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Re: Booting from pendrive in R32

Welcome to the forum!


R32, like any other ThinkPad from that generation (A31/p, T30) will NOT boot from a pendrive.


It WILL boot from a conventional USB CD-ROM or FDD.


Hope this helps.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

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sonnyh
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Re: Booting from pendrive in R32

Thanks.

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