Problem still exits on Bios not seeing my CD/dvd drive

Petter Adsen petter at
Tue Nov 24 09:02:08 UTC 2015

On Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:46:50 -0500
Larry <larryesu at> wrote:

> On 11/23/2015 6:00 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> > On 15-12-23 05:20 PM, Larry wrote:  
> >>
> >> NO I am not burning the .iso to a CD only to my USB Pendrive...
> >
> > The terminology here is confusing.  You say CD/DVD drive in the
> > subject, and you use the word burn, so someone not reading between
> > the lines will assume you are trying to create a bootable CD.
> >
> > Are you using Unetbootin ( to
> > transfer the iso to a USB stick?
> Yes I did mention my CD/DVD drive, for that problem is that the BIOS
> is not seeing this drive, as for creating a bootable CD I have 7 of
> cd's that I have had no problems when used on my desktop...

Is this DVD drive built into the laptop, or connected via USB? If it's
connected via USB, see what options you have for setting the boot
device. I have an older machine that I have to set to "USB hard drive"
to boot via a USB DVD drive - maybe yours is similar.

Another thing, in your previous message you said that you downloaded the
image from Sourceforge - *don't do that*! They are notorious for
messing with things, adding adware to installers and similar, so they
should not be trusted. Get the image from if it is plain
Ubuntu you want, or go to the sites of the individual flavors for their

> But this laptop that I am trying to get Linux on the, Asus X553ma
> will not see the CD drive nor can I get the thumb drive to work...It
> boots off of the USB thumb drive shows the start up screen, but stops
> saying this.
> BusyBox (ubuntu 1;1.22.0-9 UBUNTU1) Built in shell (ash)
> (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system...

There is probably something wrong with how the image has been written.
Get a new image from and follow the instructions here:


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