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Bootable USB Sticks
« on: June 05, 2015, 04:42:29 pm »
Hi Guys,
Sorry if this is a stupid question but is there a simple way to check whether or not my Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop is capable of booting from a USB stick?

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Re: Bootable USB Sticks
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 05:04:26 pm »
Not really besides trying it .. but according to this guy it is:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/dell-inspiron-6400-and-live-usb-updates.726454/
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Re: Bootable USB Sticks
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 07:02:23 pm »
Thanks Mark, I will either give it a try or just use a DVD as before, just interested to try Peppermint 6.

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Re: Bootable USB Sticks
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 10:49:06 pm »
You'll probably either need to set the USB stick as the first boot device in the BIOS, or hit the key that brings up the boot device selection screen
usually either F12 or Esc
immediately after turning on your PC .. then selecting the USB stick from the list of available devices
(obviously the USB stick needs to be plugged in before turning n the PC)
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Re: Bootable USB Sticks
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 02:00:09 pm »
Enter BIOS and check if you have an option to boot from a USB device. You should see an entry Removable devices under the Boot tab: http://linux-bible.com/changing-the-boot-order-in-bios/

 


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