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**Solved** Thanks Skittle. Ubuntu load from USB

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August 22, 2012 3:25:08 AM

Hey. I've trawled through several searches, to no avail, so I apologise if this question has been previously answered.
I own a little Acer Aspire One with no cd drive (its a 10' notebook and was given it with operating system / AVG failure and wont boot windows), so I thought I'd put Linux on it. I have a C.D. with i386 - 32bit (as it is compatible with MOST things) which I've had running on a HP notebook of a friends, have created an iso with IMGburn, and created a bootable thumb drive (4gb Imation) with Rufus. When I boot from USB I am asked for akeyboard layout - no worries and then I get a command prompt (FeeDOS DISPLAY ver. 0.013). once I managed to get a very basic help screen that got me nowhere of use. The only thing I can get it to do is tel it a:\>drive which it chucks a hissy fit as this is not the USB drive and it is stuck at that.
Wondering what I've got wrong?
Any help would be muchly appreciated. Cheers.
August 22, 2012 6:01:04 AM

I should add tht I've done this using the image of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin i386 Live C.D. if any of this makes a difference.
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August 24, 2012 12:10:40 AM

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you !!!
Had tried about 5 different installers (including the famed unetbootin), no luck. After 3 DAYS at it its booted. THANKYOU SO VER DAMNED MUCH.
P.s. would recommend linuxliveusb to ANYONE. Even a brand noob could do it. Like myself. I'ma game / oc geek, not a software man.
Cheers again Skittle.
August 25, 2012 5:32:28 AM

yes, i also have never had luck with unetbootin. yet lili seems to always do a damn fine job.

glad it works!