I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not boot from the DVD drive (you can only view DVDs with this drive) or the CD drive (because it is a DVD). The computer does not recognize my flash drive as a removable drive.
So basically I installed Windows 8 and have not found it a decent OS, to my chagrin when I tried to install the latest Ubuntu via flash, the flash drive wouldn't load. It just went to the windows 8 startup page. I changed the boot settings and everything, any thoughts?
NOTE: Flash drive created from uncompressing the iso onto my flash drive via 7zip.
My friend wants to install Ubuntu on her comp without her family know about it. So she wants some arrangement done so that no one gets to know about her migration to Linux.
She wants the entire installaion done in the comp except grub. She wants when any one boots the comp it would normaly boot in to Windows without anyone geting any idea that there is another OS in the HDD.
I'm going insane here so I have to ask. I have previously been running Openelec on my HTPC off a 16GB UB Flash Drive. I know want to use that flash drive for something else so I am trying to reformat it. When I insert the flash drive into my desktop (which is running Windows 7 for the time being, so I only have access to Ubuntu via a live CD) GParted scans endlessly.
I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots it, It keeps giving error running it.
Im currently using YUMI to create all these bootable stuffs and had a 32GB USB3.0 to store these inside. Hope i can get a clear and dumb-proof solution.
I am running windows 7 64 bit, and wanted to try out linux. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, then downloaded the USB installer mentioned on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows . I followed the directions, and installed the ISO onto the flash drive.
I rebooted my machine, and booted from USB. I tried to run linux from the flash drive, then got a lot of text.