I need to reinstall rhel5 on my Dell Inspiron 1545.
the weird thing is that the laptop won't boot from anything but the HD.
i tried using boot selector menu (F12) and selecting usb - nothing happanes.
it is start showing older version boot menu and not able to reboot from usb.
also tried changing boot sequence in BIOS - no affect.
i thought my usb maybe is bad - but i checked in other laptop and it boots great,
you have any ideas how to make it boot?
Please update the BIOS to latest Version A14. Here are the steps:
Boot to BIOS by pressing the F2 key on the startup. Select USB Storage Device as first boot device. Save and exit the BIOS setup. Plug in the USB drive and power on the system, check if you are able to boot from it.
If the BIOS is already running at Version A14, load BIOS to defaults and then try booting from USB drive following the above mentioned steps. Also, you may try plugging the USB drive to another port to check if the USB ports are working or not.
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.
thanks for the suggestion.
I am not able to log into my o.s so i can update the bios now.
i have tried to change the boot setting with f2 and f12 but its not working.
please find the attched image for your help.
image 1>f12--booting with usb
image 2>default sceen is coming in place of linux installation
image 3>selecting current os then showing error
Please suggest to proceed further.
Thanks & Regards,
Thanks for your quick reply!
yes USB device was formatted to FAT32
oracle linux was instaLLED on my system and that is also not able to boot.Please find the attached screenshot for your reference(in prev reply).
Thank & Regards,
What is installed on your current laptop hard drive and whether it is able to boot is completely irrelevant to whether you are able to boot from the USB device.
You apparently do not have a bootable USB device.
Read h10025.www1.hp.com/.../document to learn how to create one for REHL