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D430 will not boot to USB installer


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Followed the instructions to the letter and when attempting to boot to the USB stick, I get a black screen with blinking cursor. Nothing happens. Tried two different USB sticks, two different OS X discs (both 10.6.0 retail), and even a different D430.

 

What I did was basically this:

 

1. format & partition USB stick, GUID partition (also tried MBR just to be certain)

2. restore SL DVD onto USB stick

3. install Chameleon onto USB stick

4. extract Extra.zip onto root of USB stick

 

The D430 has the A09 BIOS, if that matters.

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Just to verify if the usb pen is actually able to be booted from.. (yes, those really do exists)

 

Take the pen, and use unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) to put a linux livecd on it, and then try and boot he computer from..

 

Please test that and get back to this thread...

 

ohh ya.. do have an external dvd drive ?

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Don't see that in Gparted. The EFI partition on the USB drive has the "boot" flag on it already.

 

You can only mark a partition as active on fixed MBR disks, according to diskpart. The guide says you must format as GUID.

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Hey,

 

The guide is working fine, it have worked fine for atleast 200 other people ;)

 

btw.. did you remember to create a new partition on the usb and set it as GUID instead of MBA ?

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