O.S. on pendrive won't "boot"

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I put a Linux O.S. on a pendrive as full install. It's on the second partition of said pendrive. The boot flag is marked and it's a "primary, active" partition. The first partition is also "primary, active". First partition is not marked "boot".(good reason...there's no O.S. there). However, it won't boot up the Linux O.S. I'm at a loss as what to do next? Here are the specs: [SanDisk 256Gb-3.0 CruzerGlide...2 partitions-1st.~200Gb(136Gb used) primary, active partition 2nd ~33.5 Gb(8Gb used) primary, active with "boot"] Can anyone explain what I need to do, or have done wrong in order to get it to "boot"?
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RICK

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May 24, 2019 at 03:42 PM
So the BIOS is set to boot from USB?
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May 24, 2019 at 04:03 PM
Ah...YES...it is. I apologize... that's the one bit of info I neglected to include.
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May 24, 2019 at 04:09 PM
What is keeping you from eliminating the first partition?
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May 24, 2019 at 04:12 PM
I have aprox. 125Gb of movies on that partition.
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May 24, 2019 at 04:15 PM
Sorry, should have said....is making the O.S. on the first partition of importance?
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May 24, 2019 at 04:14 PM
I have found this on the net:
"First change mount point of First partition on this Main USB drive to ROOT "


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May 24, 2019 at 04:17 PM
I'll try that TNX ac3mark
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May 24, 2019 at 04:21 PM
typically, the index starts at zero, which would be the first one.
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May 24, 2019 at 04:37 PM
ac3mark

could you provide link to "change mount point of First partition on this Main USB drive to ROOT " I searched it and cannot find it. TY
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May 24, 2019 at 04:48 PM
ac3mark;

I already have an Linux O.S. on the second partition....how do I "change" the mount point of the first partition to root...as you suggested. I have GParted open, but something tell me this is something I have to do through/via the terminal?
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I understand.

You do have access to the same build on the second partition, right?
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