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Fedora 18 screwed pc (HELP!)

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So I never use any linix distros because I really don't like unix but a friend of mine asked me to download a copy of Fedora 18 and put the live cd version on a USB key.

I copied it using a program Unet something as I found on youtube. After rebooting to try it out my motherboard won't post anymore

P8P67 PRO

I've rebooted, shut down, reset the jumpers

Now I'm a bit ****ed how this happened?

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It really ought not have been able to cause your computer not to post..

Kind of an unhelpful response, but if it's not posting, that sounds like a hardware issue with awesome timing >.>

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So now a nice bright RED light is on the motherboard so something died kinda great it was working amazing up till I tried this POS.

Well seems like its the boot device LED that went off.

Known issue on the p8p67 PRO motherboards from what I read.

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So now a nice bright RED light is on the motherboard so something died kinda great it was working amazing up till I tried this POS.

Well seems like its the boot device LED that went off.

Known issue on the p8p67 PRO motherboards from what I read.

Unplug the computer from the power outlet and reset the BIOS either by using a jumper (look in you mobo's manual) or removing the battery for a few secons. Also try to power on the computer without the USB drive you prepared with Fedora.

If it posts and you can access the BIOS, see if ASUS has an update for it and update it.

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I hope you get it sorted, I have the same motherboard and have put Fedora 18 on no problems. It sucked and I removed it, but it didn't kill my pc

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Fedora won't have killed your machine.

Just to reiterate.

I wouldn't use it though >.>

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yeah defo not the fault of the download or Unetbootin, unless you told it to overwrite and install the image on the hard drive instead of the usb, i suppose that could stop your boot

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Seems someone else had the issue too over here: http://forums.overcl....php?p=14923555

What graphics card do you have?

(Once working again) I recommend using this instead (for making bootable Linux USB disks): http://www.pendrivel...-easy-as-1-2-3/ I have been for over a year, and it's brilliant. Also, try KNOPPIX (http://distrowatch.c...ibution=knoppix - preferably the DVD version) instead of Fedora. Using KNOPPIX is one of the best ways to start learning about/play around with Linux, because all the software is already there installed and configured for you.

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Seems someone else had the issue too over here: http://forums.overcl....php?p=14923555

What graphics card do you have?

(Once working again) I recommend using this instead (for making bootable Linux USB disks): http://www.pendrivel...-easy-as-1-2-3/ I have been for over a year, and it's brilliant. Also, try KNOPPIX (http://distrowatch.c...ibution=knoppix - preferably the DVD version) instead of Fedora. Using KNOPPIX is one of the best ways to start learning about/play around with Linux, because all the software is already there installed and configured for you.

Least he can get things going, me its dead in the water.

The device light is on I did pretty much everything to resolve it but its dead.

Gonna have to RMA and never touch linux again lol

Really ****ed off through didn't need this (so much work to do)

Anyways, new topic, recommend me a new motherboard that works with my specs other then Asus.

I always go with Asus boards and need a change. Price isn't an issue.

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Searching for "P8P67 pro recall" in Google comes up with info about a motherboard recall. Not good.

Here's more reading you can do about people having similar issues:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1581590

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1633885

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1581490

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1580896

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1576509

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More of an underlying hardware issue - the software is a red herring.

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More of an underlying hardware issue - the software is a red herring.

I had to look up "red herring" on Urban Dictionary to understand what you meant: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=red%20herring :laugh:

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Searching for "P8P67 pro recall" in Google comes up with info about a motherboard recall. Not good.

Here's more reading you can do about people having similar issues:

http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1581590

http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1633885

http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1581490

http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1580896

http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1576509

My board was one of the ones that they fixed with the B3 stepping

so not exactly the same issue as those but thanks.

The board is going to have to be RMA'ed just really ticked off that it went like that since it was fine until I tried to put linux on a thumb drive.

Still looking for suggestions on another motherboard that will be good for what I already have.

So far i'm looking at MSI Z77A-GD55 and the GD65 series.

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Least he can get things going, me its dead in the water.

The device light is on I did pretty much everything to resolve it but its dead.

Gonna have to RMA and never touch linux again lol

Really ****ed off through didn't need this (so much work to do)

Anyways, new topic, recommend me a new motherboard that works with my specs other then Asus.

I always go with Asus boards and need a change. Price isn't an issue.

once again, it definitely wasn't linux or the unetbootin that caused the issue. just some really coincidental timing

but either way, it sucks and I hope your new mobo works out :)

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Check the USB port hasn't broken / shorting against the USB chassis

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Lol @ blaming linux.

Anyways, my PC was doing this a couple nights ago. Wouldn't post and sat with a red light on. I unplugged it and cleaned the crap out of it (lots of dust). I re-applied some thermal paste as I figured it might of been heat problems. I put it all back together, and it took a bit for it to post the first time, however now it is running butter smooth, and am seeing quite the preformance increase just from the actions I took to clean it and cool it.

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I got a new motherboard and it did the samething turns out the SSD I have died. Fun fun, took the motherboard with it, it seems.

Lol @ blaming linux.

Anyways, my PC was doing this a couple nights ago. Wouldn't post and sat with a red light on. I unplugged it and cleaned the crap out of it (lots of dust). I re-applied some thermal paste as I figured it might of been heat problems. I put it all back together, and it took a bit for it to post the first time, however now it is running butter smooth, and am seeing quite the preformance increase just from the actions I took to clean it and cool it.

Yeah in my case everything is new, I always clean it every 2-3 weeks for dust so its spotless.

It was just an ill timed death of my SSD but I'm still scared to try my USB boot device, not in the mood to kill another pc.

Maybe I'll try it on my work laptop lol

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