Hi Neal & All!
Check your usb sticks for hidden partitions and files. Some manufacturers add those, and they can screw with your use of them.
Yes I gathered it was something like that... U3 drives and those with other "security" features seem to be a problem. I also found out there's a nifty utility from hp that can correct the "geometry" on those drives to make them bootable. I only downloaded it today... yet to try it out after on those USB sticks I've got that's a problem, BUT, I've found one that works, a Pretec Bulletproof and, as I type this, I'm actually working off it now! Wow, doesn't the LiveUSB work quick... not like the LiveCD!
But, back to the original problem:
Hi Just18 Do you have a plan? This is the command I use:
mylivecd -–gzip --md5sum [Title of CD].iso
As I say, it seems pretty damn reliable
No plan ..... just wanted to be sure there was nothing used in the command that I was not expecting.
BTW, have you tried using 'persistence' on a LiveUSB device to see if the correct driver would be retained between boots?
Had to go through the same 'blind' routine to login to a (this) desktop. Actually, it was a little more challenging as there was an element of guesswork due to the fact that being a LiveUSB there was no indication of hard disk activity unlike the LiveCD where I can easily judge the keyboard inputs!
So it looks like we really have come to the end of the road on this one and will have to put it down to no real setting on an Award BIOS to disable the on-board VGA. So unless anybody else comes out with a revelation I'll await comments before marking this thread appropriately.
Good fun experimenting 'though wasn't it?
I'm indebted to you all once again.