Question HELP !! can't get windows 8 to boot using usb

Discussion in 'Xiaopan Support' started by azhimhihi, 31 Aug 2013.

  1. azhimhihi

    azhimhihi Member

    30 Aug 2013
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    i'm using windows 8 Single Language version. i tried to boot using usb but didn't work but other pc can (windows 7).
    i already changed the boot sequence for the usb to first, but it kept booting into my other hardrive.
    also tried beini 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.5 to boot using vmware but it didn't detect my wireless card (Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG)
    then i tried using xiaopan, and BackTrack 5R3 - Gnome using vmware and it stuck during the process.
    really don't know what to do right now :arghh:
  2. Mr. Penguin

    Mr. Penguin Administrator
    Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP

    18 May 2012
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    How did you make the Live USB? Also don't say HELP !!! it is annoying, please read the forum rules. Thank you.

    1) Upgrade your BIOS
    2) Enable Network Boot in BIOS
    3) blacklist acer-wmi in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (remaster your ISO with UltraISO to do this)
    4) Disable all boot devices except for USB
    5) F10, save settings and exit
    6) Create your USB using the following tutorial
    7) Reboot with your USB in
    8) After boot plug your card in

    If it is not working produce the output of the following
    Select All
    lsmod | grep ath9k lspci | grep AR dmesg | grep ath
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Crap Crap x 1
  3. meknb

    meknb Mod
    Moderator Dev Team VIP

    2 Jun 2012
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    Just change the boot mode in the bios from uefi to legacy also disable secure boot.
    You shouldnt need to disable acer-wmi, but if you do no need to edit iso just hit the tab key and add blacklist=acer_wmi to your kernel params.
  4. nder

    nder Active Member

    21 Sep 2013
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    hi guys im booting xiaopan from live usb in windows 8.1 and the menu appears but wen it loads it happen this and stops I tried on virtual box works fine how to resolve this matter ??
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