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#1 Goonsforever

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

I have used the recommended procedure on the Ubuntu website. I cant install onto my gigabyte mobo.
The led flashes so the USB is getting power. The screen says loading operating system...boot error

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Is that all it says?

Personally I use "Unetbootin" to set up my thumb drives.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

Is that all it says?

Personally I use "Unetbootin" to set up my thumb drives.

 

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#4 Goonsforever

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:28 AM

Yes that is all it says. I have looked and I don't think it is recognizing the USB. Any suggestions?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:07 AM

Some USB drives simply don't boot...but I'd try using unetbootin to "burn" the drive again.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

 

Is that all it says?

Personally I use "Unetbootin" to set up my thumb drives.

 

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And for ther record i have to ask. You do mean install it to your hdd not your mobo right?

Do you have the bios set to boot from usb? I know when i ran a thumbdrive distro while waiting for my hdd rma that it would not automatically boot from the usb despite the lack of other sources.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

You can also use with32disk imager while burning Ubuntu image to flash drive. I use it to burn any OS in to flash drives, and he best thing is it's free.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

Yes I'm installing it onto hdd. Will try to use unetbootin and win32 disk imager thank y'all for your help

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Keep us posted about the result. ;)


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