Windows 10: the CSM option in bios is disabled -how do i enable it? Solved

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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       05 Jul 2017 #11

    Since you have made changes to your BIOS, have you tried just putting the ISO file on the USB stick, no fancy stuff, just put the ISO there, and try booting into it.
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  2.    05 Jul 2017 #12

    its now on the stick. i will try it this afternoon...then report back of my findings. cheers

    heres linux, unpacked on the flash

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  3.    05 Jul 2017 #13


    You have both the ISO file and its content on that stick. No harm but done but there's no use for that ISO file there.

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  4.    05 Jul 2017 #14

    done and done. i still havent tried to boot from that yet...i take everything in small increments.. i will report back my findings
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  5.    06 Jul 2017 #15

    quick update..tried to boot from flash...nothing happened again. maybe it might work if i did it via a disc method? my curiousity in trying out linux is diminishing
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  6.    06 Jul 2017 #16

    Go to the section where your hard drives are listed. Then see if your thumb drive is in that list. If it is make it the top/first entry in the list. Then go to your BIOS boot order menu and see if its in that list. If yes make it the first item. Maybe even disable all other options. I have to go that route on my older desktop PC.
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  7.    07 Jul 2017 #17

    this is the 3rd or fourth time an attempt has been made to try out linux..and this latest episode is a failed one.. something is missing here..i would have to retrace my steps all over again, read up on articles on booting up on usb, disc etc. the problem is far from being resolved..but ill resolve it now lol
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  8.    07 Jul 2017 #18

    I only ever run Linux on my Raspberry Pi so I can't help you much. It's a totally different setup from running it on a PC. I'll wish you good luck in your endeavor though.
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  9.    08 Jul 2017 #19

    no worries, cheers bro
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  10. AddRAM's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2017 #20

    You are probably not setting up the usb stick properly.

    You need to put the Iso file on the USB stick with a program like Rufus, are you doing that ?

    Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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