Updating bios asus 1215n
I'm trying to reformat an Eee PC that only has external USB slots, no disc drive, and I can't find out how to install anything else on it as far as OS' go because it won't load from USB - The BIOS menu doesn't show any way to boot from USB. I know this question isn't specifically for installing Ubuntu, but its more than anything a general question to installing another OS so maybe you could still First and foremost, you will need to create a bootable USB-drive with a Live installation of Ubuntu (or some other Linux).HOWTO: Create a bootable USB-drive in Ubuntu Just download the image you want from ubuntu.com, launch 'Startup Disk Creator' (already installed by default) and choose to install the image you just downloaded onto a drive of your choice.Once you have successfully created a bootable USB-drive, plug it into the computer you wish to install Ubuntu on and (re-)start it.On the Asus Eee PC line of computers, you can enter the boot-menu by pressing the Esc-key when you start the computer. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and Content Link is completely disabled once you log in. Visit the following links: Site Howto | Site FAQ | Sitemap | Register Now If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Short of re installing windows and/or replacing motherboard piece (from the 1215N) I don't know what is left to try... Many Thanks, Kev edit - it may be worth noting that the 1x USB Left side does work.Tried looking in the BIOS before - Tried again just so I could confirm; there is no USB option within the BIOS. Under on board device there is only Audio Lan WLan and Bluetooth -_- That's why I tried flashing it to see if it may add the option but it didn't change anything If I can't fix it - I will try a new OS at the weekend, failing that I have that part of my 1215N ready to replace it with (Seen as the 1215N is as good as dead) Unless I'm missing something - it's not your normal bios.It is very very basic with no options for advanced edit / peripherals /usb etc etc thus why I flashed it but it is still the same.If everything is fine in there problem can be due to broken connection on motherboard too.Though i would recheck with re-installing OS and then reinstalling drivers.
Took the whole computer apart and replaced right hand motherboard with the one removed from my 1215N (decommissioned).