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USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by Aeneid45 on Mon May 20, 2013 10:28 pm
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I have BT5 R3 on an 8GB Flash drive, and I can see the files...Unetbootin obviously did it's job well. I have set the boot order so that it boots into the USB. However, when I plug it in, it goes straight to my Win8.

Any advice? Thanks in advance!
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Post by 3vilp4wn on Mon May 20, 2013 11:05 pm
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by Aeneid45 on Mon May 20, 2013 11:13 pm
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Oh for the love of god... You've gotta be kidding me.
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by 3vilp4wn on Tue May 21, 2013 12:29 am
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Well, if you're not on a tablet, it should be *possible* to override it, but I've never done it.

You aren't alone though:
http://vinayarts.blogspot.com/2013/05/dual-boot-windows-8-and-linux-distros.html
http://apcmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-linux.htm


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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by pretentious on Tue May 21, 2013 1:18 am
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I've got to buy a new laptop soon and intend to dual boot basically the moment i get it. Only really skimmed the links provided and to doesn't seem tooooo bad, my original knee jerk reaction was what dirty fucking business tactics are these? but it kinda makes sense. Let me know how it does for you
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by Aeneid45 on Tue May 21, 2013 8:45 am
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Ok I'll let you know! I'm going to attempt it soon...
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by 3vilp4wn on Tue May 21, 2013 7:33 pm
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Just some quotes from Linus about how he feels:

Linus wrote:I’m certainly not a huge UEFI fan, but at the same time I see why you might want to have signed bootup etc. And if it’s only $99 to get a key for Fedora, I don’t see what the huge deal is.


Linus wrote:Yes, yes, the sky is falling, and I should be running around like a headless chicken in despair over signing keys. But as long as you can disable the key checking in order for kernel developers to be able to do their job, signed binaries really can be a (small) part of good security. I could see myself installing a key of my own in a machine that supports it.


Source:
http://www.windows8update.com/2012/06/11/linus-torvalds-talks-about-windows-8-and-uefi/
and
http://www.linuxtoday.com/upload/linus-torvalds-on-windows-8-uefi-and-fedora-120610130005.html

I can't find it, bet I recall him talking about how he wanted to have signed Linux bootloaders a long time ago, but other people didn't want them.
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by Aeneid45 on Sat May 25, 2013 10:23 am
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I STILL haven't figured it out. I tried VMware, but I get an error when I try installing it...really driving me crazy. I'll have to poke around, see what I can do. :evil: :shock:
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by brutal_hacker on Sat May 25, 2013 2:09 pm
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I had this on my laptop I removed all booting devices and made sure the only possibility was for it to boot via usb even remove cd rom just to make sure once it did nothing the 2nd time it booted fine and then from there on it worked wonders. Worked for me. You need to check your whole bios I had to change to sections of mine I cant remember the steps.

Im more of a keep testing till it works. Personally with the cheapness of laptops id just grab a £200 laptop put a solid version of kali or backtrack on it and stick with it. End of the day usb booting is more along the lines of doing field work
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Re: USB Boot not working on ASUS VivoBook?

Post by pretentious on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:19 am
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I just bought a laptop with the new UEFI
was able to boot from usb drive by switching back to the legacy boot mode.
(is that your question answered?)
the problem is that in order to get windows 8 to run again i need to switch back to the secure boot mode.
I'm currently downloading the latest Ubuntu because it's meant to be compatible, i'll see how it goes.
adding to brutal_hacker's post, I wouldn't be heart broken if the only solution is to nuke the drive and set up my own thing
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