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DECH
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Booting Ubuntu from a USB

Followed the directions on the Linux site and downloaded "Ubuntu" and an apparent required programme called "Rufus" and then nothing. Some guide suggested clicking on F12. Fn/F12 produces a Boot Menu screen but it was unresponsive i.e. no options were reachable. Someone suggested that with 2BG of RAM /1.3GHz (Idea Pad 100S) it would barely run but this seems odd if Windows 10 runs alright. Any suggestions?
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Re: Booting Ubuntu from a USB

It may help others to help you if you indicate what model laptop you're working with.

 

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Re: Booting Ubuntu from a USB

Have edited initial query in light of further developments. Further search resulted in a msg. that this machine does not support opening an operating system from a USB.
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Re: Booting Ubuntu from a USB


@DECH wrote:
Have edited initial query in light of further developments. Further search resulted in a msg. that this machine does not support opening an operating system from a USB.

That doesn't sound quite right.  The 100s should boot an OS from USB but it requires a 32-bit UEFI boot image.

 

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Re: Booting Ubuntu from a USB

Thank you; having attempted replication under Settings/Recovery (Win. 10) & selecting the USB option the msg. was that System doesn't have any USB option.... I wanted to try Linux Ubuntu just to be aware of the option - As if there was any real likelihood that their online instructions would be sufficient. I have no idea what a 32-bit UEFI boot image is (Rufus?) I would have and did hope that after all these years the Linux community would have comprehensive instructions with footnotes regarding any abnormal circumstances - not that a fairly new computer but with less than median RAM etc. is that odd.

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