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Hi, I'm still somewhat new to the USB ISO thing.  I use winsetup USB to manage my ISOs.   I want the Lenovo bootable diagnostics to work using one of the ISO to USB converters.  However, my first attempt failed to load the diagnostics.  It gets all the way through the boot of Linux processes and login.  However, the GUI never loads.  The screen is black, with a couple green pixelated boxes taking of 1/4" x 1/4" of the screen.  I'm about to burn a CD but would like to know what is going wrong here
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by:John Hurst
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Have you tried just booting with the bootable USB key? That is the way it is designed to work. It is designed to work entirely by itself.
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by:snoopaloop
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I just burned the ISO to CD and it did the same thing.  What's the best practice for a basic bootable USB key that is going to run a Linux ISO?
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by:John Hurst
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I have not tried that here, but a colleague used on at a client. I will ask the colleague.

I went here:

http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x230/2306/cto/downloads/DS030861

and the instructions are part way down the page to create a bootable USB key.
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by:Obaid ur Rehman
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Some systems does not support USB NTFS, format the USB with FAT and try booting.
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by:snoopaloop
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It's already in FAT
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by:nobus
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does the system you make the bootable usb on have problems?
best make the bootable usb on a known good system
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As it turns out, the USB stick and the data on it for boot up are fine.  I forgot I had a Lenovo THinkstation as an alternative to boot with.  The Erazer X700 desktop gets all the way to point where the GUI is supposed to appear.  Instead, it's a black screen with a small green square at the top.
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by:rindi
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Download the iso again, maybe it is corrupt. Also make sure you get the version that is meant for your PC.

But for Diagnostics the UBCD is usually the best tool anyway.
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by:nobus
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you can also use Yumi for thet - i use it and find it very easy to set , modify, and use
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

here a choice of 10 tools that do it
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-tools-make-bootable-usb-iso-file/
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THe USB Key worked after all.  It was the workstation that is the problem.
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