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  1.    01 Jul 2017 #1

    the CSM option in bios is disabled -how do i enable it?


    like the title said, how do i enable CSM? iam poised to try booting from flash drive that contains the linux ISO thingy. i wish to try it, out of curiousity
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       01 Jul 2017 #2

    Pathfinder said: View Post
    like the title said, how do i enable CSM? iam poised to try booting from flash drive that contains the linux ISO thingy. i wish to try it, out of curiousity
    Maybe turning off secure boot first?
    Windows 8.1/ 10 WHQL Support [Disabled]
    Secure Boot
    Sets the Windows secure boot to prevent the unauthorized accessing. Press
    <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu will appear when Windows 8.1/ 10
    WHQL Support is enabled.

    And Secure Boot Support [Disabled]

    ▶Boot Mode Select [LEGACY+UEFI]
    Sets the system boot mode from legacy or UEFI architecture depending on OS
    installation requirement. This item will become un-selectable and will be configured
    automatically by BIOS when Windows 8.1/ 10 WHQL Support is enabled.
    [UEFI] Enables UEFI BIOS boot mode support only.
    [LEGACY+UEFI] Enables both Legacy BIOS boot mode and UEFI BIOS boot
    mode.


    These are for my MOBO
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  3.    02 Jul 2017 #3

    I do believe Cliff S is right, you need to turn Secure Boot off first. That should unlock the CSM setting. You need to turn Secure Boot off anyway as far as I know, to boot from Linux Install media.
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  4.    04 Jul 2017 #4

    ok i have done that and ive formatted flash drive to FAT32..and it is recognized on the bios menu... but do i have to unzip the file before try to boot from that?

    ​iam more curious to try out new os than ever before. but not to worry, i will still use windows on a daily basis
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       04 Jul 2017 #5

    Pathfinder said: View Post
    ok i have done that and ive formatted flash drive to FAT32..and it is recognized on the bios menu... but do i have to unzip the file before try to boot from that?

    ​iam more curious to try out new os than ever before. but not to worry, i will still use windows on a daily basis
    Malcom, read this link about installing Ubuntu: Installation - Community Help Wiki

    If you have the ISO Zipped, just unzip it straight to the USB stick.
    I usually just download the ISO mount it in file explorer, then copy & paste the files to the USB drive.
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  6.    04 Jul 2017 #6

    tried to unzip..cant do it.. i got the file straight from linux site. why does it say password

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  7. Cliff S's Avatar
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       04 Jul 2017 #7

    It's an ISO, not a zip, just double click to mount in file explorer, then select all the folders and files, and copy them to the usb drive.
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  8.    04 Jul 2017 #8

    i extracted the linux bundle using unetbootin successfully..restarted, changed boot order to the iso thats on flash...but nothing happened..it went to usual login screen . odd
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  9.    04 Jul 2017 #9

    Pathfinder said: View Post
    i extracted the linux bundle using unetbootin successfully..restarted, changed boot order to the iso thats on flash...but nothing happened..it went to usual login screen . odd
    Is the FAT32 partition on the flash drive marked as active?

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  10.    05 Jul 2017 #10

    here is the screenshot as requested

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