i can't boot linux os from a usb disk

December 25, 2013 at 04:32:08
Specs: Windows 7, 80 gb/ 1gb
so the issue is this, i downloaded an iso kali linux file so my intention was to boot the os off my usb stick, i used a iso to usb application to write the iso image into this usb stick and it was successful. the problem is that i can't get my pc to boot from this stick as it always tell me "starting windows" instead of something that has to do with debian or linux.
in my bios my select boot device option doesn't include usb i can only see hdd, cd and network controller... i got to my boot options and set my usb to boot first before my cd rom and hdd but it won't boot the stick. i have a hp compaq nx6320 notebook running windows seven

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#1
December 25, 2013 at 11:20:14
Did you create it correctly?

http://docs.kali.org/installation/k...


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#2
December 26, 2013 at 23:59:38
Have a look at this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....

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#3
January 24, 2014 at 05:55:53
In your bios have you checked under HDD to see if your USB is listed as USB HDD?

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#4
February 28, 2014 at 17:56:16
I have a Compaq Desktop and I have to hit the Escape Key during the Compaq Logo to boot off a USB device.

Compaq Presario SR2010NX
Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz
4GB DDR2 800
nVidia 512mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW
Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon


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