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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 http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download, 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
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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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