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USB stick with Ubuntu Live system doesn't boot - why?

Posted 01-19-2011 at 04:17 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 01-19-2011 at 04:39 AM by bittner

Creating an installation stick with Ubuntu seems to be a piece of a cake nowadays. Ubuntu does provide a tool, the "Startup Disk Creator" (System > Administration > Startup Disk Creator) which frees novice Linux users from knowing operating system level details. At least it seems.

I regularly notice, either in my Linux courses or in discussions with other proficient Linux users, that the tool on Ubuntu typically doesn't make sticks boot out-of-the-box. Usually, this...
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Window-Jacking

Posted 03-26-2009 at 10:25 AM by thebusker

well, I window-jacked my wife's vista box. It is now Minty Fresh.

Grabbed me a USB, these instructions and altered the boot order on her machine. I give it about two weeks before she's a convert.

My main machine is a Frankenstein beasty. The box was some old Pentium III which was gutted and overhauled. Old 1999 monitor, industrial strength sound card, wireless only, 64 bit chipset... it's a study in contrast.

Initial load was with Windows 7. Tried that...
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