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I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows Vista Home Basic. I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Vista for the first time.
- First, I freed about 50GB from the hard drive to use with Ubuntu.
- Then, I downloaded the file
Universal-USB-Installer-188.8.131.52. I used the universal installer to prepare my 4GB HP pendrive to boot and install Ubuntu.
What I see inside the pendrive is this within a FAT32 filesystem:
I did this all from an user account that is not the admin account. I don't think this should be relevant but mention it just in case.
Finally, I restarted the computer, hit F12 and choose boot from USB drive.
Next, I saw was a black screen with a this sign "_" on the top left corner and the led on the pendrive looked active. I waited for about 15 minutes and it all remained the same. Not even an error message. I made all the downloading, etc. again from scratch and got the same results.
I followed the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM for Windows, installed winMD5Sum and made the comparison between the hashes on the md5sum file on the pendrive and the one that corresponds to
ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso but they did not match.
Any help please?