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#1 hawk2xl

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

Having booting problems on ISOstick for Toshiba Portege models.

Mainly the R930 and R830 series. I've tried most of the suggested

methods but still no joy. I'm on the latest firmware v1677

 

However once the notebook has booted, windows have no problem

recognising it. My ISOstick is confirmed working as it has been sucessfully

tested on another Fujitsu SH761

 

I also own a Zalman ZM-VE300. The Toshiba Portege models work beautifully

with this.

 

Any suggestions on what else I can do ?



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

Please excuse my delayed response.

 

What is the BIOS branding and versions on the R930 and R830?

Do they simply not see the isostick, or does it give an error when trying to boot from it?

 

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#3 hawk2xl

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

Details as per requested

 

 

Toshiba Portege R830

BIOS Type/Branding : Toshiba ? ( how to determine ? )

System BIOS : 3.90

EC Version : 1.60

Boot Mode : CSM

 

Toshiba Portege R930

BIOS Type/Branding : Toshiba ? ( how to determine ? )

System BIOS : 6.40

EC Version : 1.20

Boot Mode : CSM

 

Toshiba Portege Z930

BIOS Type/Branding : Toshiba ? ( how to determine ? )

System BIOS : 6.80

EC Version : 1.20

Boot Mode : CSM

Note: This model does not have inbuilt ODD

 

On system boot up, listed in boot menu as available option

 

USB ODD Elegant Invention isostick

 

When selected it just goes to normal windows boot. No errors.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for the information.

What ISO is loaded into isostick's CDROM when this happens, by the way?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

Tried the following

 

Hiren's Boot CD

Windows 7 Pro OEM installation disc/ISO

Windows XP Pro OEM installation disc/ISO



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:38 PM

Very strange indeed.

 

Even though the Zalman works, I wonder if this is somehow related to Secure Boot on these laptops. It's a long shot, but if possible can you disable Secure Boot and try again?

When using the Zalman, do you have it in ODD-only mode, or dual mode?



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

Hi Hawk2xl,

 

Just to let you know that I also have exactly the same problem with my Toshiba Portegé R630.

 

I'm experienced with boot disks and tried different types of normal USB sticks before trying with ISOstick as last option but so far none was accepted by the sttuborn machine. Ended up trying the LAN boot option as documented here: http://reboot.pro/to...-mint/?p=178572

 

For the record, my laptop is from 2010 and has no secure boot as far as I can tell.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

Secure Boot is not an option on the following models (with BIOS version as listed in prev post)

Toshiba Portege R830

Toshiba Portege R930

 

Secure Boot is not an option on the following models (when CSM mode is selected ie it's auto disabled)

Toshiba Portege Z930

 

ISO's in Zalman can be booted sucessfully in both ODD and Dual Mode

 

Hi Nuno

 

Thanks for the suggestions. Still able to use my Zalman to boot but was eager to use isoStick as it's

smaller and more portable. Hopefully the problems can be ironed out soon.

 

Intresting observation, initial testing of Yumi MultiBoot seems to be work






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