Booting a live distro from pen drive on USB 3.0

Discussion in 'Linux' started by eemuler, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Senior Member

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    Is this possible? My laptop only has USB 3.0 (no USB 2.0 ports) and the live pen drive I made stops loading with an error: stdin: Invalid argument. Google indicates that this is because I'm booting from a pen drive connected to a USB 3.0 port.

    Is this true? If so, any workaround? Do you know of any live distro that will work?

    My laptop is a Clevo P957HR - i7 7700, 16 GB RAM, GTX1070MaxQ, HM175 chipset.

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  2. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    There is a known problem with USB3 wherein either it, or USB2 can be active and there is also a fix, which I have used with full success.
    I just tried to find that info to share with you & didn't succeed - sorry !!
    (If I can find it I'll post it here when I do.)