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#1 Titanium_NX

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:32

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?


#2 articuno1au

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:34

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 >.>

#3 OP Titanium_NX

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:42

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.

#4 ajua

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:00

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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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:04

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

#6 articuno1au

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:06

Fedora won't have killed your machine.

Just to reiterate.

I wouldn't use it though >.>

#7 Haggis

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:58

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

#8 68k

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:19

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.

#9 OP Titanium_NX

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:19

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.

#10 68k

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:36

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

#11 Shaun N.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:46

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

#12 68k

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:16

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.urbandict...erm=red herring :laugh:

#13 OP Titanium_NX

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 17:27

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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Posted 17 January 2013 - 17:32

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 :)

#15 Detection

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 17:36

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



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