My BIOS will not boot USB pen-drives created with Ubuntu USB creator, Unetbootin or pendrivelinux and similar. When the BIOS access the pen-drive, and it tries to boot, the problem will be terminated with simple message:
When installing GRUB directly to the pen-drive, the bios will report that this usb is not bootable.
On all other PCs I tried the USB-sticks will boot and behave as expected, problems are only with this PC
What I want to do:
A bootable USB, which at best, boots different linux ISO images. It is ok for me to boot off a MultibootUSB (or UBuntu Live USB, Unetbootin) stick with another one, prepared just for this case. I would like to boot CD iso just like the iso boots from the Cd-rom, with start menu and config options (if possible).
What I did so far, and what I know:
1) If i format the usb with HP drive utility, and install dos to it, the BIOS will see the USB-stick as hard drive and will boot MS-from it.
2) Adding grub.exe (Grub4DOS 0.44) to this usb will run, and i even managed to boot Ubuntu(and derivates) from it. The only I fail to boot OpenSUSE. Grub4DOS is copied to the partition, I have not tried the other methods like installing it to MBR, dont know if it will make any difference.
this is mu menu.lst file(The drive is split into two)
timeout 10 default 0 title Kubuntu 11.10 find --set-root /kubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso map /kubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso (0xff) map --hook root (0xff) kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/kubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso quiet splash -- initrd /casper/initrd.lz boot title openSUSE 12 2 find --set-root /openSUSE12.iso map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 (hd0,1)/openSUSE12.iso (0xff) map --hook root (0xff) kernel /boot/i386/loader/linux initrd /boot/i386/loader/initrd boot #kernel boot/i386/loader/linux file=/cdrom/config.isoclient boot=boot iso-scan/filename=/openSUSE12.iso splash=silent quiet preloadlog=/dev/null showopts title CommandLine commandline title Reboot reboot title Halt halt
You can help me with tutorial links, other more suitable tools or step-by-step solutions ( if possible;)
Edited by deckoff, 01 December 2011 - 06:35 PM.