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Here's the problem; I'm trying to install Ubuntu:Maverick Meerkat using a USB flash drive on my dell vostro but when I try to boot from it, it say "BOOT ERROR". I used Universal-USB-Installer- to create the bootable USB flash drive. Any idea?

I tried the same process on other machines and it works fine.

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I'm having this same problem with my Dell Inspiron 530. I used "USB Startup Disk Creator" for the pen drive. – lamcro Dec 3 '10 at 1:42

Try holding the Ctrl key during boot. Some computers have a broken BIOS that numbers the devices incorrectly, but an alternative bit of boot code to work around this exists and is activated if you hold down Ctrl.

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thanks maco. I tried that but same error. – Bronson Nov 2 '10 at 11:08

What format did you have the USB drive in before flashing the iso? I have had trouble if the drive isn't formatted to FAT or FAT32 first.

I also like to use UNetbootin: Download UNetbootin here

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I can add that this is replicate in my Dell Insipron 530N which never boots usb pen drives made using ubuntu usb creator but does if I use an .img made in imagewriter. Dont know why and would love to fix it – andybleaden Jun 17 '11 at 15:06

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