I have an old Medion MD 8818 desktop PC with MS-7318 mobo with Phoenix AwardBIOS 6.00PG.
I'm attempting to run Zorin OS 7 Core on it, but the PC won't boot my 32GB Sandisk Cruzer Switch USB stick that I prepared using Universal USB Installer and the Zorin ISO.
The BIOS auto-recognizes and lists the stick as a removable device, and I've specified removable device as first boot option. During boot, I see the stick listed before my (SATA) HDD, but it won't boot.
Using Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 in the single drive connected to the end of an IDE cable, I can copy files between the stick and my HDD.
Prepping the stick with other things like FreeDOS and attempting to boot from floppy using a FreeDOS DVD also gives me the "isolinux: Disk error 01, AX=0201, drive 80" error, which should be coming from the stick as the HDD only has Windows (of which I renamed bootmgr to keep it from booting) and I believe FreeDOS doesn't use isolinux.
Why am I getting this error? I fear it might be my BIOS, despite it apparently recognizing the stick, as I've read terrible things about updating a BIOS from a DVD.