Booting Asus EEEPC 111 HA from USB

Dave Hunt dave.hunt2 at
Tue Apr 13 21:45:21 BST 2010

Hello List!

I have tyhe netbook able to boot from the usb, now.  When I use a flash 
drive with the standard Karmic, I can boot, but am not able to do an 
accessible login.  that is, the "enter, f5, 3, enter, enter" sequence, 
does not give me an accessible login with Orca talking.  I can manually 
launch Orca.  I'm taken through that setup.  When asked to login again, 
I use "ubuntu", with no password.  The login never happens.  Once, the 
login happened, but I could not get speech out of Orca.

In case it makes a difference, I used unetbootin to create the usb 
volume from the '.iso' image.

Perhaps, I did something wrong in unetbootin?  I find that program for 
Win almost inaccessible.  Is there a beter utility?  Is there a better 
Linux image I should use?



On 4/12/2010 2:15 AM, Tim Cross wrote:
> Hi David,
> I recently installed ubuntu remix on an asus and initially had a similar
> issue. What I had to do was enter bios setup with f2, select the boot section
> of the bios, enable the usb stick as a second drive and set the boot order to
> use that drive to boot from before the built-in asus hard drive. Then save
> your changes and exit the bios. You may need to then reboot and the system
> should boot from the usb stick. If it still fails, you may want to try and
> verify the usb stick is correctly setup with a boot image.

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