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

    Jul 31, 2015
    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.

    ubuntu fail1.jpg
  2. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Addicted

    Sep 14, 2013
    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.)