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How to use my usb port for booting my acer tm290 series?

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Anyone can help me solve this problem?
I already tried to fix it but it can't.

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First off your BIOS must have a "Boot to USB Hard Drive" option available. Then you need to configure the drive boot order; USB-HD -> CD -> IDE -> SCSI. Then the micro-drive must be formated with the "Boot" or "Active" partition flag enabled. If you are trying to boot Ubuntu there are several tools you can download that format the USB drive and set the boot flag for you.

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