Post by Jonathan N. Little Post by wicklowham Post by bilsch01
I have a new ASUS VivoBook with Win 10 installed. I want to boot
Ubuntu Live USB, also Knoppix USB but there is no prompt during power
up time for choosing an alternate boot device. Any body here know how
to access boot options or system setup on this new PC?
TIA. Bill S.
Your machine is currently booting from the Hard drive. I you wish to
boot from a USB stick or (external ) hard drive you need to set the
booting order in the machine's BIOS accordingly, if possible . For older
PCs there is no BIOS option to boot from a USB device .
Apparently ASUS does not give you an select boot device hotkey as other
vendors, Dell, Lenovo, etc. Looks like you have to set in BIOS in the
There is no popup boot key ?
The Asus manual stinks (I downloaded for a look).
And I would not buy an Asus product if they
won't make a decent manual for it. You download
the manual before the purchase and decide whether
they did their homework or not.
If the manual is missing/useless, it's possible the product
isn't even made by Asus, and is just an ODM product
with an Asus sticker on it. ODM selling to OEM selling
to customer is a common thing, and like Power Supplies,
if you need to meet a price point, sometimes you
would say, go to ECS and have them make a laptop
for you. Or if you wanted something expensive,
pouring out heat, you'd have Clevo make one.
Clevo do stuff like laptops with dual MXM in SLI
The Asus ODM division might be Pegatron. And Asus
OEMs computers as if they were a Dell or something.
The electronics industry is full of stuff that makes
no sense. And as consumers, we have to "use a strainer
to remove the chunks". Be selective and reward makers
who put the work into it.
If you buy a Seasonic ATX supply, if the price was
say $40, then Seasonic probably did not make it on their
own production line, but they bought it from someone else.
Even though Seasonic would make all the more expensive
stuff in their own factory (they're not known for cheating,
except for really cheap stuff). Companies like Antec on
the other hand, buy all their supplies. Antec doesn't
make supplies. It uses ODMs for all of them, like
Channelwell (CWT) or Delta. It is possible for power
supply companies to be successful at this - PCPowerAndCooling
had a good rep before being bought out.
This is a lot like stereos when you were a kid.
You would drool over a Marantz or pour hatred on
a Harmon Kardon or whatever, when in fact the
units you were waxing quixotic about were coming
off the very same soldering line.
I've even had this happen with PC sound cards.
I bought two cards, thinking they were coming
from "competing companies". An "Inspected By"
sticker on the two cards, that sticker was *identical*.
So much for "spreading around my purchases". I
could tell the cards had come from the same plant.