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Boot to USB FDrive - Missing OS

Postby ronk » Fri May 20, 2016 8:10 am

I have a 'makedisk' created USB stick with IFL 2.98 loaded which I use on other Thinkpads (T530,520), but when I attempt to boot to it on a T510, the message 'missing operating system' appears after accessing the usb 2.0 port. USB is enabled, as well as startup to the port, in the BIOS. I do have a CD which I can boot from, but was going to make it a hot swap with an SSD. Any idea why the BIOS thinks the OS is missing? During POST, F12 recognizes the USB flashdrive and name, which after selection, yields the message.
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Re: Boot to USB FDrive - Missing OS

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Fri May 20, 2016 9:01 am

Have you tried any different MakeDisk USB options?
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Re: Boot to USB FDrive - Missing OS

Postby ronk » Fri May 20, 2016 5:13 pm

Not yet; truthfully have had such great success with IFL load that haven't needed to see other options. Will take a look. Just thought someone might know something obvious I'm overlooking.

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Re: Boot to USB FDrive - Missing OS

Postby ronk » Fri May 20, 2016 6:08 pm

OK, the "Partition - MBR FAT/FAT32 Partition" didn't work, but "Partition - MBR FAT/FAT32 Partition (Int13h Extensions)" works. Thanks for suggesting I try other options. :)

UPDATE: Correction. For the record, it was the MakeDisk IFL option 'No Partition, FAT/FAT32' which works for all my Thinkpads, including the T510, NOT the 'Partition (Int13h).

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Re: Boot to USB FDrive - Missing OS

Postby sergios » Sun May 22, 2016 6:11 am

So did you fix the issue?
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Re: Boot to USB FDrive - Missing OS

Postby ronk » Sun May 22, 2016 6:15 pm

sergios wrote:
> So did you fix the issue?

Yes, as I said in my prior post:

It was the MakeDisk IFL option 'No Partition, FAT/FAT32' which works for all my Thinkpads. :)

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