Can't boot from USB Stick

  • I have a old laptop with Phoenix Bios

    Phoenix... That's pretty much prehistoric, AFAICT.

    What are the other specifications of the laptop: CPU, graphics card, etc.

  • I think you need to boot, then install the image, but because you have grub it won't.


    Wipe the pc hard drive to remove grub. Then boot the image from usb, then follow the wizrd to install to the pc hard drive.


    NOTE, I am not an expert, but using the LE installer will wipe the hard drive, it can't be installed onto a partition.

    Samsung RU7400 Onkyo HTX22HDX Nvidia Shield HD Homerun Duo (Living Room)

    Samsung UE40ES5500 H96 Pro, X96+, Fire TV 4K Stick (Bedroom)

    Synology DS920+ Plex Pass

    :)

  • Phoenix... That's pretty much prehistoric, AFAICT.

    What are the other specifications of the laptop: CPU, graphics card, etc.

    CPU: Intel Atom N2600, 1600 MHz (16 x 100)

    GPU: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series

    Memory: 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM

    Storage: TOSHIBA MK3259GSXP ATA Device (320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II)

    Wi-Fi: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter

    Audio: Realtek ALC662 @ Intel NM10 ICH - High Definition Audio Controller

    And some info about BIOS:

    Vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

    Version: 1.04_

    Release Date: 04/01/2012

    Size: 2 MB

    System BIOS Version: 0.1

    Boot Devices: Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM

    Capabilities: Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, Network Service Boot, EDD, BBS

    Supported Standards: DMI, ACPI

    Expansion Capabilities: PCI, USB

    Virtual Machine: No

    I think you need to boot, then install the image, but because you have grub it won't.


    Wipe the pc hard drive to remove grub. Then boot the image from usb, then follow the wizrd to install to the pc hard drive.


    NOTE, I am not an expert, but using the LE installer will wipe the hard drive, it can't be installed onto a partition.

    Underscore appears in all three variants (installer, live, run)

  • So, you want to install LE on this pc? I take it you have created the installer to a usb stick? If you are booting from the usb stick, then you have the wrong menu. As I said, you have grub, so you need to wipe the drive.You cannot install LE to a partiton.

    Images

    Samsung RU7400 Onkyo HTX22HDX Nvidia Shield HD Homerun Duo (Living Room)

    Samsung UE40ES5500 H96 Pro, X96+, Fire TV 4K Stick (Bedroom)

    Synology DS920+ Plex Pass

    :)

  • LE uses syslinux for 64-bit x86_64 boot environments and grub for 32-bit, so presence of grub might just indicate the device is super low-end and has 32-bit boot firmware. Those devices have always been fairly rare so our experience with them is limited, but historically they were always rather awkward to install onto. You might get further removing the ATA! drive and writing the image directly to the HDD via USB > IDE adaptor. You might also need to experiment to BIOS settings (disable EFI, set legacy, or similar).

  • chewitt, sorry if I gave incorrect information :blush:

    Samsung RU7400 Onkyo HTX22HDX Nvidia Shield HD Homerun Duo (Living Room)

    Samsung UE40ES5500 H96 Pro, X96+, Fire TV 4K Stick (Bedroom)

    Synology DS920+ Plex Pass

    :)

  • No worriess, 32-bit boot firmware isone of the more obscure niches of the distro :)

  • Thanks for help guys. Unfortunately, I was not able to install Libreelec. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit + Kodi for Windows.