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post Aug 27 2014, 02:17 PM
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I'm still very new to linux so forgive my confusion with a lot of this stuff, its very new to me. Also sorry about the wall of text in advance. I'm trying to install Deepin onto a flash drive that I can carry around with me and use on random computers (friends and school). I have a 64 gb Sandisk Ultra. It uses USB 3.0 and the speeds are plenty fast to run linux off of. I originally wanted to have 1/2 of it be for linux, 1/2 for NTFS storage. I formatted the flash drive and installed Deepin from a different installation USB. I'm able to boot up, mash F12 and get on Deepin fine the first time. The problem is that as soon as I remove the flash drive and switch over to windows, I lose the boot option for Deepin next time I try to use it. Normally there is an option to boot to "linuxdeepin2014" or something similar to that. But it disappears after I remove the flash drive and re-insert it. It can still see the flash drive and gives me to option to boot from it, but that launches me straight into windows instead of Deepin. I've tried removing the storage partition and just installing Deepin on one partition. Same problem, I can get on once after the install and then once I remove it the boot option disappears. If I use my installation USB to view the flash drive everything is still there and it still has the linux distro on it, I just can't boot to it for some reason.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been trying for about a week off and on to get it working. Just about at my wits end.

Thanks in advance!
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