I have been trying over the last few days to boot from a bootable usb pen drive on my Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor desktop PC so I can dual-boot, but to no avail. The pen drive contains Ubuntu 12.04.3 and I have double checked it on another PC (of a different model) and it IS bootable. I have changed the BIOS boot order and selected the option to boot from usb, but it will not boot from usb.
My current BIOS version is Hewlett-Packard 786d1 v01.03 (outdated, possibly the problem?) and I am running Windows XP Professional SP3.
So what I need to know is:
- Do I need to change some other sort of BIOS setting?
- Do I need to update the BIOS?
- Boot from some other media?
- Something else?
Help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Update: I have just updated the BIOS to version 1.61. Does this help my situation?