Ubuntu – Which USB boot selection do I use


I have Ubuntu burned onto a USB and when i enter into my bios it gives me 4 different options for usb- Zip, FDD, CD ROM , and HDD. Which one would i use?

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In my experience, either USB-FDD or USB-HDD is what you want to choose. I believe it depends on how the flash drive is formatted. FAT32 and any derivatives or similar ones (ie, exFAT and FAT) will probably be the USB-FDD option, while NTFS and EXT formatted flash drives will boot when the USB-HDD option is selected.

This is something that I often test multiple times. If one doesn't work, hit Ctrl + Alt + Del to reset before the main OS boots, then try another one.

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