Select correct boot device for installation

Hi all,

I am new to linux and I’m trying to install linux on an HP desktop PC, which came with FreeDOS. I’ve created an installation USB stick for tumbleweed and entered the boot options menu with F9. Now, I am unsure which option to choose in the boot options menu:

Please select boot device

UEFI Boot Sources
    OS Boot Manager
        debian (SAMSUNG MZVL...)
    UEFI: KingstonDT ...
Boot from EFI File

Could you point me to the right entry?

The SAMSUNG entry might be my monitor, although I don’t know why that would show up in the boot options menu. I think the KingstonDT entry could be the USB stick.

The entry I had to select was UEFI: KingstonDT ... :slightly_smiling_face:

I’m glad you were able to work that out.

Yes, the list is a bit cryptic.

My tentative way of reading it:

You have a SAMSUNG drive, with debian installed there. And the debian entry is for that. The “UEFI OS” entry will be for “\EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi” which is the default for booting a hard drive with no defined NVRAM entries. That’s probably also debian or it could be Windows.

Your USB stick is probably made by Kingston.

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KingstonDT=Kingston Data Traveler (USB memory device)

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