USB memory stick question

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Apr 23 12:45:58 UTC 2014

On 04/23/2014 02:01 AM, Drac Noc wrote:
> On 23/04/14 06:47, Phil wrote:
>> On 04/23/2014 02:39 PM, Martin Cigorraga wrote:
>> I think it's time to leave this alone for now.
>> The Toshiba A100 will only boot from the 256 MB USB stick while the
>> newer ASUS (5 year old) will not boot from any USB stick. I have
>> reloaded all USB sticks just to be sure and the results are the same.
>> I hate to leave the unexplained lay but I'm getting nowhere with this one.
> Have you tried booting the laptop from a PLOP linux iso? That might
> provide a different route to booting from USB.
> Just a thought.
	I would think that it's entirely possible that the large USB stick is 
fine. I don't recall the age of your A100, but couldn't the BIOS code 
just not understand _how_ to read the USB stick in order to boot from it?

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