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balanga
Beginner
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Booting from external media

I'm trying to boot from external media and am unable to do so, apart from using one particular program - Rescatux. Everyone other OS - Debian, ArchLinux, Ubuntu, Mint will appear on the Boot Menu, but when selected does not get launched - the system just boots Windows.

 

What else is supposed to boot a Compute Stick?

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AlHill
Super User
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What is the model number of your stick? What external media are you trying to boot?

 

Doc

 

balanga
Beginner
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I'm not sure of the model number but it's a 32GB/2GB model using an Intel Atom Z3735F @ 1.33GHz.

 

I've tried a USB stick, and various SDHC cards with various OSes. Most show up in the Boot Menu, but only one - Rescatux is able to boot.

 

Others which I've tried include ArchLinux, Debian, Mint, Ubuntu. I believe that it is the version of EFI on those systems which is preventing booting, but I don't know how to prove it.

 

AlHill
Super User
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Must have the model number. There are Stick look-alikes out there.

 

Look in system properties, or the bios. The model number is available, for sure.

 

Doc

 

 

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Al, the only one fittings those parameters is STCK1A32WFC.

Leon

 

AlHill
Super User
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Or, one of the fake sticks.

 

Doc

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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If it doesn't have the label on the back of the unit then it is not an Intel Compute Stick. There were *many* clones of the original FC Compute Stick produced by other ODMs/OEMs.

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