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I want to migrate my EeePC 901 from Xandros to the Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix. I made a bootable USB key according to, and the EeePC BIOS says it will boot from removable devices first, but when it boots it always boots from hard drive, never from the USB key.

Any ideas what I might be missing? Any workarounds if what I'm doing should work?

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Can you try and boot another PC from the USB key to verify it's working OK? – Linker3000 Oct 13 '10 at 3:28
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Press "Esc" key during boot you'll be shown a boot device selection menu

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Thank you; I'm in the process of installation now. This was what I needed. – Jonathan Hayward Oct 16 '10 at 0:50

With the USB drive plugged in, press F2 when system boots and change the boot order and add the usb drive as the 1st boot device.

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I did that before I posted; any other steps? – Jonathan Hayward Oct 14 '10 at 0:07

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