Recently I downloaded a Linux Ubuntu 16.4 LTS ISO file, copied it onto my USB for booting (making sure the drive format was FAT32), and then stuck it into my ASUS u47a with a WD BLUE SDD and selected it as the boot device.

However, upon boot I get the message:

Remove Disks or Other Media:
Press any key to restart.

I really don't know what to do at this point: My Aptio BIOS doesn't even have a fast-boot option, and even if I set the USB drive to first priority on the list, the same error occurs.

Can someone help me?


If you want to boot the ISO, simply copying it to a FAT32 partition is not enough. You need to create a bootable USB partition.

If you're currently running Linux or macOS, you can use the dd command. See this question for details: How to copy an ISO image onto USB with dd

If you're on Windows, you can use Rufus. See this page for details: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

Important Note: Doing this will delete all files from your USB disk and may make it unusable for storing files until you re-partition it and format it back to FAT32.

  • Thx, but I just got a new SSD, do i have to do it on my old HDD first? or can i do it from a working Windows 10 that i do not want to delete? – Frank Jul 25 '18 at 2:24
  • @Frank you can do it on any computer – imgx64 Jul 25 '18 at 2:46

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