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January 7th, 2024 11:01

Flash drive with OS Linux not found

Hey guys, i want to install linux SUSE, i did put .iso on flash drive using rufus, but my DELL laptop cannot find it. On every other computer, bootable device is found, but on my working laptop not. Does anybody know where is the problem?

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February 16th, 2024 08:19

Check if your SATA operation is on AHCI  and not on RAID.
Note: Changing it to AHCI may make you unable to boot if your Primary OS was installed onto RAID. (Check Youtube for fixes if you want no data loss.)

February 25th, 2024 17:10

If the flash drive with the Linux SUSE ISO is not being recognized as a bootable device on your DELL laptop, there could be several reasons for this issue.

  1. Check Boot Order: Access the BIOS or UEFI settings of your DELL laptop by pressing the appropriate key during startup (usually F2, F12, ESC, or DEL). Once in the BIOS/UEFI settings, make sure that the boot order is set to prioritize USB devices. You may need to move USB devices to the top of the boot order list.

  2. Secure Boot: If your laptop has Secure Boot enabled, it may prevent booting from external USB devices that are not signed with trusted keys. Try disabling Secure Boot in the BIOS/UEFI settings and see if the flash drive is recognized as a bootable device.

  3. Legacy Boot Mode: Some older computers may not support booting from USB devices in UEFI mode. Try enabling Legacy Boot mode (also known as Compatibility Support Module or CSM) in the BIOS/UEFI settings and see if the flash drive is recognized.

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March 9th, 2024 00:01

Yes, Secure Boot will give Linux fits. Be sure it is turned off.

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