I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.


As you already mentioned you're using W8.1

Some things you might have a look at:

  • SecureBoot
  • AHCI
  • General Problems / Usage for (Linux)/Ubuntu with newer hardware-> UEFI Troubleshooting
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  • Probably Fast Boot needs to be turned off as well. – Erathiel Apr 21 '15 at 13:44

try this solution it may fix your issue: bootable usb using cmd

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