Boot from USB memory stick

  Amalric I 12:50 20 Apr 2007

As part of my campaign f weaning all my computers off Microsof products, I have just received Mandriva Linux on a 4MB USB memory stick which works perfectly on my Dell Inspiron laptop, once I assigned the memory stick to be first in the boot sequence. However, my new tower built up from components refuses to boot from the memory stick even when it is first in the boot sequence. Is there some way I can force the issue, or do I just have to send the motherboard back?

The MB is an Asus P5WDH Deluxe and I have other troubles with it as well but I am taking these up with Asus.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:49 20 Apr 2007

Make the USB device the ONly boot device.

Boot to linux

then shut down, reboot , add the other boot devices and retry.

  Trademark 13:59 20 Apr 2007

'Mandriva Linux on a 4MB USB memory stick'
I presume you mean 4GB?
Were can you get Linux on a USB memory stick from??
Cheers in advance.

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