I’m new to linux. I have an old HP Mini laptop that has an American Megatrends BIOS. I downloaded the Ubuntu MATE ISO and extracted it on my USB drive to make the USB bootable. I enter my BIOS options by hitting F10 and I reordered my boot options to boot first from USB and then HD. On reboot, with USB plugged in, Computer sees my USB drive and the Ubuntu Mate install begins. Towards the end, computer tells me I need to reboot, I click Yes/OK. and as computer begins to shut down I see all sorts of errors flying across my screen (I believe about missing files) and it just hangs without completely shutting down. I force a shutdown, and restart the computer. Ubuntu does not start up properly (as I expected after seeing the errors). I decide to try and boot from the USB drive again (maybe try to reinstall), but this time I lost the option to boot from USB. When I enter the BIOS settings again, I only see the option to boot from HD. No other option to boot from anywhere else. The only option I see in the BIOS settings to restore defaults is the option to “Load Setup Defaults”. But that does not restore my option to select boot options. I still don’t see USB as an option!
Any ideas why the install wiped out my BIOS option to boot from USB?
Any ideas how i can restore my BIOS options?