Booting Linux Mint from USB stick in Acer Aspire F15

bartolini
bartolini Member Posts: 7 New User
edited August 2023 in 2018 Archives
Hello everybody!

I have a problem with booting Linux Mint from USB stick in UEFI mode. Here's what I've tried so far:
1) I disabled the Security Boot in BIOS
2) I changed the priority in boot options - first three positions are: USB FDD, USB HDD and USB CDROM (next one is WIndows 10)
3) I also enabled the F12 Boot Option Menu, but when I use it I can only see one option - Windows Boot Manager

I've tried running Linux several times, but no results. Booting from USB only works when I switch to Legacy mode.
Can you please give me any advice what I'm doing wrong here?
Is it even worth trying to run it in UEFI mode? I don't even know what's the difference between this mode and UEFI (is it safer? more stable?)

Thank you in advance!

Comments

  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,042 Trailblazer
    The Linux boot stick must be GPT --- NOT MBR --- partitioned FAT32 formatted. Jack E/NJ

    Jack E/NJ

  • bartolini
    bartolini Member Posts: 7 New User
    Thank you for the advice. I converted to GPT, still not working though, will try installing it in the Legacy mode.
  • bartolini
    bartolini Member Posts: 7 New User
    Ok, sorted out. I had to use PowerIso software. For some reason booting with USB stick prepared with Yumi software didn't work. 
  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,042 Trailblazer
    Great. Another good one for making bootable media is Rufus. Jack E/NJ

    Jack E/NJ