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Computer boots to grub instead of flashdrive

asked 2018-09-07 00:50:24 -0500

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I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Fedora. I have made a bootable flash drive with the Fedora ISO. I have changed the boot order in my BIOS to prioritize the flash drive over Ubuntu. Nonetheless, whenever I boot my computer, it pulls up grub instead of the fedora installer. Any ideas?

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Boosting this. My issue is precisely the same but seems to persist both with my Ubuntu and Fedora computer. I want to come back to Windows (I knlw virussoft yadda yadda), for my games library. I can't seem to find anyone with an analogous issue except OP, and I'm this close to getting a new CPU and mobo to see if that changes anything.

EDIT: Well I got a change after completely disabling SATA and forcing my system to only notice the USB...not a good change. Just tells me to insert a bootable drive...but it is a bootable drive.

disgruntledanon gravatar imagedisgruntledanon ( 2018-09-27 20:02:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-07 04:30:20 -0500

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Can any other computer boot from that flash drive? If not, you may have set it up wrong. See the Installation guide for recommended steps to install it.

If the flash drive is set up correctly, you are suffering a hardware issue. Maybe you should try a different flash drive? Maybe your mainboard does not support booting from all its USB ports? Older boards are often unable to boot from USB 3.0 ports. You may also try enabling or disabling UEFI/BIOS/Legacy compatibility mode, sometimes named "secure boot" or similar.

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