Satellite L500-(128) & start a Linux Live USB Stick


Can someone tell me if it is possible to boot from a USB stick (for example with Xubuntu 9.10 on it) on a new Satellite L500 (-128)?

She has the necessary options USB - HDD it in the BIOS for this?

The owners of any Satellite L500 there able to give accurate information? would be appreciated. I could do with the knowledge before you buy one.

Thank you very much.


Yes, the L500 can boot from USB Flash Drives. I believe that all 2008-2009 Toshiba laptops can boot from USB :)

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